Biology of Bipolar Disorder

  • Alan C. Swann
Part of the The Depressive Illness Series book series (DISS, volume 4)


This chapter will discuss biological studies of bipolar disorder from two points of view. The first is that of direct or indirect studies of brain function, generally cross-sectional, in patients with bipolar disorder. This is not intended to be an exhaustive review, but will focus on recent evidence distinguishing the phases of bipolar disorder, or differentiating patients with bipolar disorder from unipolar depressed and healthy subjects. Results will be discussed in larger contexts of physiology, models, and treatment.


Bipolar Disorder Affective Disorder Behavioral Sensitization Bipolar Patient Manic Episode 
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  • Alan C. Swann
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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Texas Medical SchoolHoustonUSA

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