A preliminary study of increased amygdala activation to positive affective stimuli in mania.

@article{Bermpohl2009APS,
  title={A preliminary study of increased amygdala activation to positive affective stimuli in mania.},
  author={Felix Bermpohl and Umut Dalanay and Thorsten Kahnt and Bastian Elmar Alexander Sajonz and Hannah M Heimann and Roland Ricken and Meline Stoy and Claudia H{\"a}gele and Florian Schlagenhauf and Mazda Adli and Jana Wrase and Andreas Str{\"o}hle and Andreas Heinz and Michael Bauer},
  journal={Bipolar disorders},
  year={2009},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={70-5}
}
OBJECTIVES The present study in hypomanic and manic patients explored how amygdala responses to affective stimuli depend on the valence of the stimuli presented. METHODS We compared 10 patients with 10 matched healthy control subjects. We measured blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) responses in the amygdala while subjects passively viewed photographs taken from the International Affective Picture System. After the fMRI session, subjects saw the pictures again and subjectively rated the… CONTINUE READING

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