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June 29, 2006

Yale Findings Hold Promise for Stopping Progression of Bipolar Disorder

Researchers at Yale University found that the changes seen in the ventral prefrontal cortex (part of the brain located above the eyes and regulates emotion) of bipolar patients werent present till young adulthood. These changes were also less predominant in bipolar patients who were taking mood-stabilizing medications.

Leading this research is Hilary Blumberg, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and director of Yale's Mood Disorders Research Program. She hopes that this research can lead to preventing the progression of bipolar disorder.

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“Yale Findings Hold Promise for Stopping Progression of Bipolar Disorder.” Science Daily ( February 2006.

Yale Psychiatric Dept.


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