Pituitary gland shrinkage in bipolar disorder: The role of gender

G. Delvecchio, G.M. Mandolini, C. Perlini, M. Barillari, V. Marinelli, M. Ruggeri, A.C. Altamura, M. Bellani, P. Brambilla

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-99
Number of pages5
JournalComprehensive Psychiatry
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • carbamazepine
  • lamotrigine
  • lithium carbonate
  • neuroleptic agent
  • valproic acid
  • adult
  • Article
  • bipolar I disorder
  • bipolar II disorder
  • Brief Psychiatry Rating Scale
  • chronicity
  • clinical article
  • controlled study
  • disease duration
  • female
  • Hamilton Depression Rating Scale
  • hormone release
  • human
  • hypophysis
  • hypothalamus hypophysis adrenal system
  • male
  • mental disease assessment
  • negative feedback
  • nuclear magnetic resonance imaging
  • organ size
  • pituitary gland volume
  • sex role

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Delvecchio, G., Mandolini, G. M., Perlini, C., Barillari, M., Marinelli, V., Ruggeri, M., Altamura, A. C., Bellani, M., & Brambilla, P. (2018). Pituitary gland shrinkage in bipolar disorder: The role of gender. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 82, 95-99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.comppsych.2018.01.014