Pituitary volume in patients with bipolar disorder and their first-degree relatives.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis dysregulation has been reported in bipolar disorder (BD), but previous magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies of pituitary gland volume in BD have yielded inconsistent findings. In addition, the contribution of genetic factors to the pituitary changes in BD remains largely unknown. METHOD We used MRI… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2009.12.002

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