Correlates of subjective and objective burden among caregivers of patients with bipolar disorder.
OBJECTIVE: We examined the relationship between mood symptoms and episodes in patients with bipolar disorder and burden reported by their primary caregivers. METHOD: Data on subjective and objective burden reported by 500 primary caregivers for 500 patients with bipolar disorder participating in the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD) were collected using semistructured interviews. Patient data were collected prospectively over 1 year. The relationship bet...Expand abstract
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