ERIC Number: EJ813963
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
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Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Gene Expression in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: Effects of Treatment and Clinical Response
Pandey, Ghanshyam N.; Rizavi, Hooriyah S.; Dwivedi, Yogesh; Pavuluri, Mani N.
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v47 n9 p1077 Sep 2008
The study determines the gene expression of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in the lymphocytes of subjects with pediatric bipolar disorder (PBD) before and during treatment with mood stabilizers and in drug-free normal control subjects. Results indicate the potential of BDNF levels as a biomarker for PBD and as a treatment predictor and prognostic indicator in the disorder.
Descriptors: Pediatrics, Genetics, Brain, Mental Disorders, Drug Therapy, Control Groups, Prediction, Outcomes of Treatment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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