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Lithium Can Improve Hippocampal And Amygdala Volume In Bipolar Patients

Lithium Can Improve Hippocampal And Amygdala Volume In Bipolar Patients

New research published in Biological Psychiarty hs identified that lithium can increase both hippocampal and amygdala volume in bipolar patients. Generally, patients who suffer biploar disorder have increased volume in specific areas of the brain, such as the left temporal lobe, right lateral ventircular and right putamen. Bipolar patients who did not receive lithium treatments tended to have a reduction in hippocampal and cerebral volume, compaired to healthy subjects who participated in this research.