Subcortical grey matter changes in people with multiple sclerosis and bipolar disorder

Takeaway

  • Individuals with both multiple sclerosis (MS) and bipolar disorder (BD) have shown significant decreases in subcortical grey matter volume of the thalamus, putamen, pallidus and nucleus accumbens compared to people with MS alone.

Why this matters

    This study provides information on potential anatomical biomarkers that could aid in the diagnosis of co-morbid MS and BD, as well as provide knowledge for future treatments.