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The corpus callosum (CC) plays a pivotal role in inter-hemispheric transfer and integration of information and is a relatively understudied structure in bipolar disorder (BD). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies have reported callosal abnormalities in this condition but findings have been inconsistent. Structural changes affecting the CC may underlie functional abnormalities in BD and could contribute to, or explain the pathophysiology of, the condition.

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Type

Journal article

Journal

Acta Psychiatr Scand

Publication Date

11/2008

Volume

118

Pages

357 - 362

Keywords

Adolescent, Adult, Atrophy, Bipolar Disorder, Case-Control Studies, Corpus Callosum, Dominance, Cerebral, Female, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Publication Bias, Young Adult