Contributing Author: Michael Travis, MD
Overview: This session highlights a specific task that is used in the scanner to probe the neural circuitry involved in emotion regulation. Tasks like this are being used to identify biological markers of pathophysiologic processes that may differ between BD and UD depression. The two overarching objectives of this session are: (1) To highlight the neural circuitry underlying emotion regulation; and (2) To describe how this circuitry may function differently in bipolar and unipolar depression.
Author Affiliations: Dr. Travis is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Residency Training in the Department of Psychiatry at Pittsburgh University and the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. The National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative is a collaborative effort with AADPRT and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Council on Medical Education and Lifelong Learning and receives support from the NIH (R25 MH10107602S1) ©National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative.