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A family risk study exploring bipolar spectrum problems and cognitive biases in adolescent children of bipolar parents

Espie, Jonathan and Jones, Steven and Vance, Yvonne and Tai, Sara (2012) A family risk study exploring bipolar spectrum problems and cognitive biases in adolescent children of bipolar parents. Journal of adolescence, 35 (3). pp. 769-772.

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Abstract

Children of parents with bipolar disorder are at increased risk of bipolar spectrum diagnoses. This cross-sectional study explores cognitive factors in the prediction of vulnerability to bipolar disorder. Adolescents at high-risk (with a parent with bipolar disorder; n = 23) and age and gender matched adolescents (n = 24) were recruited. Parent and adolescent diagnoses were evaluated (SCID and SADS-L). Adolescents completed self-report measures assessing attributional style (ASQ), appraisal of hypomania-relevant experiences (HIQ), and hypomanic personality/temperament (HPS). Despite limitations in the power of the study, significantly more adolescents at high-risk for disorder received bipolar spectrum diagnoses. Groups did not differ in attributional style, hypomanic temperament or appraisals of hypomania-relevant experiences. A trend in ASQ results and general implications are discussed. The current study suggests that familial risk of bipolar disorder is not inevitably associated with cognitive biases in adolescence.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of adolescence
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bipolar ; Adolescence ; Family ; High-risk ; Attribution ; Cognitive
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 53329
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 23 Mar 2012 13:14
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:15
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/53329

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