As reported in, a new study published in Molecular Psychiatry conducted by the Scripps Research Institute in Florida has found that certain genes in an area in the brain called the striatum which governs motor planning, motivation, and reward perception has been linked to bipolar disorder. Researchers don’t know if these changes are a cause of the disease or the result of it. However, they provide additional gene markers in bipolar disorder that could aid in more accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. To read more about this article, please click here.