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Can J Psychiatry. 1999 May;44(4):379-81.

Family-of-origin characteristics in bipolar disorder: a controlled study.

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Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Ontario. cooker@cs.clarke-inst.on.ca

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the family-of-origin characteristics of patients with bipolar disorder relative to those of control subjects.

METHOD:

Fifty-six euthymic patients meeting research diagnostic criteria for bipolar disorder and 21 control subjects completed the Family Environment Scale (FES) for the family they grew up with.

RESULTS:

The 2 groups showed strikingly similar profiles on 10 indices of family functioning or structure.

CONCLUSIONS:

The results do not support the hypothesis that specific family attributes contribute to the development of bipolar disorder.

PMID:
10332580
DOI:
10.1177/070674379904400409
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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