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Neuroimaging in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

  1. Anjana Muralidharan

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0595

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Muralidharan, A. 2010. Neuroimaging in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.

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  1. Emory University

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  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Pediatric bipolar disorder (PBD), like the adult counterpart of the disorder, has been characterized by structural and functional abnormalities in the brain regions responsible for emotional regulation, attentional control, and executive functioning. Studies of PBD subjects have revealed that adult and pediatric bipolar disorder may have shared neurological underpinnings. A few key differences between these populations have also been found, which may provide some insight into vulnerability markers for the disorder (Hajek, Carrey, & Alda, 2005), independent of effects of repeated mood episodes and long-term medication use.