Brain regions associated with risk and resistance for bipolar I disorder: a voxel-based MRI study of patients with bipolar disorder and their healthy siblings

Eker C. , ŞİMŞEK F., YILMAZER E. E. , KİTİŞ Ö. , ÇINAR C., Eker O. D. , ...More

BIPOLAR DISORDERS, vol.16, no.3, pp.249-261, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/bdi.12181
  • Title of Journal : BIPOLAR DISORDERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.249-261


ObjectiveBipolar I disorder is a highly heritable disorder but not all siblings manifest with the illness, even though they may share similar genetic and environmental risk factors. Thus, sibling studies may help to identify brain structural endophenotypes associated with risk and resistance for the disorder.