Suicidal ideation and depressive symptoms among bipolar patients as predictors of the health and well-being of caregivers.

TitleSuicidal ideation and depressive symptoms among bipolar patients as predictors of the health and well-being of caregivers.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsChessick, CA, Perlick DA, Miklowitz DJ, Dickinson ML, Allen MH, Morris CD, Gonzalez JM, Marangell LB, Cosgrove V, Ostacher M
Corporate AuthorsSTED-BD Family Experience Collaborative Study Group
JournalBipolar disorders
Volume11
Issue8
Pagination876-84
Date Published2009 Dec
ISSN1399-5618
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Bipolar disorder, Caregivers, Checklist, Depression, Family Health, Female, Humans, Longitudinal Studies, Male, Middle Aged, Observation, Predictive Value of Tests, Psychiatric Status Rating Scales, Retrospective Studies, Self Concept, Suicide, Time Factors, Young Adult
Abstract

Few studies have addressed the physical and mental health effects of caring for a family member with bipolar disorder. This study examined whether caregivers' health is associated with changes in suicidal ideation and depressive symptoms among bipolar patients observed over one year.

Alternate JournalBipolar Disord