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Bipolar disorder: we’ve pinpointed the brain areas which drive mood bias

By Hestia Moningka, Clinical Fellow of Psychology, UCL
Moods and emotions play an important role in our day-to-day life. They even influence how we experience things – for instance, whether we start the day feeling hopeful and energised or grumpy and lethargic. This can affect whether we interpret events in a positive or negative light.

In people with bipolar disorder, however, mood can change quickly and unpredictably, so that you get “stuck” in a low or high mood, which can have significant consequences. Yet researchers don’t know exactly what drives such extreme shifts in mood.

Now our new study, published…The Conversation

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