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An article in Psych Central discusses new research that has led to the identification of specific brain differences that are present in individuals with Bipolar Disorder when compared to healthy individuals. This research has found that people with Bipolar Disorder have increased levels of white matter, which is responsible for affecting how the brain learns and functions, in the cerebellum. The cerebellum is a part of the brain responsible for motor control and some cognitive functions, such as language and attention. What is interesting about this finding is that individuals being treated with Lithium do not show these same abnormalities, which leads researchers to believe that these brain abnormalities have the potential to be corrected through intervention. To read this article in its entirety, click here.