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Sunday, August 05, 2007

Health - Bipolar Disorder And The Shrinking Brain

Oh, dear. Auntie Beeb reports that studies at the University of Edinburgh have shown that people with bipolar disorder actually suffer shrinkage of the brain.
Professor Guy Goodwin, head of the psychiatry department at Oxford University said the findings showed that bipolar disorder was a "brain disease".

"It supports the idea that cognitive function is impaired in bipolar patients in middle age and this probably helps to account for problems in a full return to work and evidence that patients with bipolar disorder underachieve."
I know a few people who have bipolar disorder. Ark. Here's hoping a cure is soon found.

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