42842Re: [evol-psych] Article: Fear Circuit Flares As Bipolar Youth Misread Faces
- Jun 1, 2006Article:
> The left amygdala and related structures (yellow areaThis only seems to confirm my view that bipolar isn't
> where lines intersect) are part of an emotion-regulating
> brain circuit where children with bipolar disorder showed
> greater activation than controls when rating their fear of
> neutral faces.
a separate condition. Problems with nonverbal communications
is central to the autism-spectrum, and interpreting facial
expressions is an important part of nonverbal communications.
Therefore, there seems to be a large overlap between the autism
spectrum and bipolar. Other things that seems to confirm this
is similarities to AD/HD. Even if the activity-patterns of
AD/HD and bipolar are on different time-scales, they
could still share the same etiology.
These differences are compatible with inheritance of
a different set of facial expressions that is not
fully compatible with the majority in our species.