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Adolescent Psychopathology and the Developing BrainIntegrating Brain and Prevention Science$
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Daniel Romer and Elaine F. Walker

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195306255

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306255.001.0001

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Early Identification and Prevention of Early-Onset Bipolar Disorder

Early Identification and Prevention of Early-Onset Bipolar Disorder

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(p.315) Chapter 14 Early Identification and Prevention of Early-Onset Bipolar Disorder
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Adolescent Psychopathology and the Developing Brain
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Kiki Chang

Kim Gallelli

Meghan Howe

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306255.003.0014

This chapter reviews the work that has been undertaken to explore the brain mechanisms involved in the development of bipolar disorder. It focuses on the important role of kindling experiences and their effects on the amygdala that might play a role in the development of this disorder. Early identification of biological markers of the disorder may help to prevent the deleterious effects that kindling produces. The chapter presents an overview of the wide range of interventions that the new science of brain development presents for the eventual prevention of this and other disorders.

Keywords:   Kindling Theory, biological markers, bipolar disorder development, genetic risk

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