Chapter 16. Neurotransmitter Systems in Bipolar Disorder

  1. Lakshmi N. Yatham4 and
  2. Mario Maj5
  1. Marina Nakic1,
  2. John H. Krystal1 and
  3. Zubin Bhagwagar2,3

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470661277.ch16

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

How to Cite

Nakic, M., Krystal, J. H. and Bhagwagar, Z. (2010) Neurotransmitter Systems in Bipolar Disorder, in Bipolar Disorder (eds L. N. Yatham and M. Maj), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470661277.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department of Psychiatry, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  2. 5

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Naples SUN, Naples, Italy

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital, 300 George Street, Suite 901, New Haven, CT, 06511, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

  3. 3

    Bristol Myers, Squibb, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 1 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470721988

Online ISBN: 9780470661277

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Keywords:

  • neurotransmitter Systems in Bipolar Disorder;
  • monoamine oxidase (MAO);
  • alpha-methyl-p-tyrosine (AMPT);
  • Adrenergic-cholinergic balance in mood disorders;
  • Amino acids and the pathophysiology of bipolar disorder;
  • Peripheral measures of GABA and glutamate;
  • Neuroendocrine systems and neuropeptides

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The role of monoamines and acetylcholine in the pathophysiology of bipolar disorder

  • Amino acids and the pathophysiology of bipolar disorder

  • Neuroendocrine systems and neuropeptides

  • Conclusions

  • References