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Early intervention for symptomatic youth at risk for bipolar disorder: A randomized trial of family-focused therapy

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Objective: Depression and brief periods of (hypo)mania are linked to an increased risk of progression to bipolar I or II disorder (BD) in children of bipolar parents. This randomized trial examined the effects of a 4-month family-focused therapy (FFT) program on the 1-year course of mood symptoms in youth at high familial risk for BD, and explored its comparative benefits among youth in families with high versus low expressed emotion (EE). Method: Participants were 40 youth (mean 12.3±2.8 yea...

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10.1016/j.jaac.2012.10.007

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Journal:
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Volume:
52
Issue:
2
Pages:
121-131
Publication date:
2013-02-05
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EISSN:
1527-5418
ISSN:
0890-8567
URN:
uuid:51a12bcc-6f56-4974-a2a3-9f7a916f32e8
Source identifiers:
384889
Local pid:
pubs:384889

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