Stroke | Volumetric Neuroimaging | Magnetic Resonance Imaging Hyperintensities
Compared with unipolar depression, mania following a stroke
is relatively uncommon. However, a controlled study of patients
with secondary mania showed that when manic symptoms are present,
the right hemisphere of the brain (both cortical and subcortical
areas) is more frequently the site of the lesion (Starkstein et al. 1987, 1991). Further research suggests that
development of mania after right-sided lesions occurs more often
when the basal region of the right temporal lobe is involved (Starkstein et al. 1990).