Volume 15, Issue 2 (Special Issue: On Bipolar Disorders 2009)                   IJPCP 2009, 15(2): 201-207 | Back to browse issues page

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Panaghi L, Hakim Shooshtari M, Sharafi S E, Abbasi M. Behavioral and Emotional Problems in Offsprings of Bipolar Parents and the Control Group. IJPCP. 2009; 15 (2) :201-207
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-703-en.html
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Objectives: In this study behavioral and emotional problems of child and adolescent offsprings of bipolar parents were compared to that of their peers with normal parents. Method: In a descriptive cross-sectional study, 86 child and adolescent offsprings of patients with bipolar disorder (subject group) and 93 offsprings of healthy parents who had presented to  Iran Psychiatric Hospital and Hazrat-e-Rasool Hospital (control group) were selected using convenience sampling, and were evaluated using demographic form and Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL). Comparison between mean scores of CBCL subscales was done using t-test and Multivariate Analysis of Variance. Results: Mean scores of the subject group in somatic complaints, anxious/ depressed, attention problems, aggression, internalizing, and general problems subscales were higher than that of the control group (p<0.05). Conclusion: Behavioral problems in the offsprings of parents with bipolar disorder are more prevalent than the individuals in the control group.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: General
Received: 2009/07/2

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