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Correlates of subjective and objective burden among caregivers of patients with bipolar disorder.

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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...

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Ostacher, MJ More by this author
Nierenberg, AA More by this author
Iosifescu, DV More by this author
Eidelman, P More by this author
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Journal:
Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica
Volume:
118
Issue:
1
Pages:
49-56
Publication date:
2008-07-05
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EISSN:
1600-0447
ISSN:
0001-690X
URN:
uuid:7f9d816e-965a-4d30-ad0d-a4be8d7717f3
Source identifiers:
168291
Local pid:
pubs:168291

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