Personality and bipolar disorder: dissecting state and trait associations between mood and personality.
BACKGROUND: Some personality characteristics have previously been associated with an increased risk for psychiatric disorder. Longitudinal studies are required in order to tease apart temporary (state) and enduring (trait) differences in personality among individuals with bipolar disorder (BD). This study aimed to determine whether there is a characteristic personality profile in BD, and whether associations between BD and personality are best explained by state or trait effects. METHOD: A t...Expand abstract
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