Anatomic brain magnetic resonance imaging of the basal ganglia in pediatric bipolar disorder.

@article{Ahn2007AnatomicBM,
  title={Anatomic brain magnetic resonance imaging of the basal ganglia in pediatric bipolar disorder.},
  author={Mary S Ahn and Janis L. Breeze and Nikos Makris and David N. Kennedy and Steven M. Hodge and Martha R. Herbert and Larry J. Seidman and Joseph Biederman and Verne S. Caviness and Jean A. Frazier},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2007},
  volume={104 1-3},
  pages={147-54}
}
BACKGROUND Basal ganglia (BG) enlargement has been found in studies of adults with bipolar disorder (BPD), while the few studies of BPD youths have had mixed findings. The BG (caudate, putamen, globus pallidus, nucleus accumbens) is interconnected with limbic and prefrontal cortical structures and therefore may be implicated in BPD. METHODS Sixty-eight youths (46 with BPD, 22 healthy controls) received neurological and psychiatric assessment, semi-structured interviews, and neuropsychological… CONTINUE READING

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