Bipolar and Depression Closer Linked than we thought?

Generally the problems of major depression and bipolar disorder are viewed as unrelated disorders. However, in a recently published article in the journal BRAIN that idea has been seriously questioned. Brain scans of patients with various disorders have shown that during cognitive testing, the particular areas of the brain are activated in much the same way regardless of a depression or bipolar diagnosis. These shared results show that the A or B option may not always be the best way to decide how to diagnosis or treat patients.

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