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. ISSN 1095-9254Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|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|
|Deposited On:||23 Mar 2012 13:14|
|Last Modified:||03 Nov 2015 15:34|
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