Psychiatric Times Vol 13 No 5

Circadian Rhythms Factor in Rapid- Cycling Bipolar Disorder

May 01, 1996

At this time, both patients and professionals seem to have an unprecedented interest in circadian rhythms. We now know that the body's clock is located in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) of the hypothalamus, and that the SCN regulates the pineal gland's secretion of the hormone melatonin.