Correlation of brain default mode network activation with bipolarity index in youth with mood disorders.

@article{Ford2013CorrelationOB,
  title={Correlation of brain default mode network activation with bipolarity index in youth with mood disorders.},
  author={Kristen A. Ford and Jean Th{\'e}berge and Richard W. J. Neufeld and Peter C. Williamson and Elizabeth A. Osuch},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2013},
  volume={150 3},
  pages={1174-8}
}
BACKGROUND Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Bipolar Disorder (BD) can be difficult to differentiate, as both feature depressive episodes. Here we have utilized fMRI and a measure of trait bipolarity to examine resting-state functional connectivity of brain activation in the default mode network in youth with MDD and BD to isolate trait-specific patterns. METHODS We collected resting-state fMRI scans from thirty youth (15 MDD; 15 BD, Type 1). The Bipolarity Index (BI) was completed by each… CONTINUE READING