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Suicidal ideation and depressive symptoms among bipolar patients as predictors of the health and well-being of caregivers.

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OBJECTIVES: Few studies have addressed the physical and mental health effects of caring for a family member with bipolar disorder. This study examined whether caregivers' health is associated with changes in suicidal ideation and depressive symptoms among bipolar patients observed over one year. METHODS: Patients (N = 500) participating in the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder and their primary caregivers (N = 500, including 188 parental and 182 spousal caregivers)...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
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Journal:
Bipolar disorders More from this journal
Volume:
11
Issue:
8
Pages:
876-884
Publication date:
2009-12-01
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EISSN:
1399-5618
ISSN:
1398-5647

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