Expressed emotion moderates the effects of family-focused treatment for bipolar adolescents.

TitleExpressed emotion moderates the effects of family-focused treatment for bipolar adolescents.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsMiklowitz, DJ, Axelson DA, George EL, Taylor DO, Schneck CD, Sullivan AE, Dickinson ML, Birmaher B
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Volume48
Issue6
Pagination643-51
Date Published2009 Jun
ISSN1527-5418
KeywordsAdolescent, Affect, Antimanic Agents, Bipolar disorder, Child, Combined Modality Therapy, Communication, Drug Therapy, Combination, Education, Expressed Emotion, Family Conflict, family therapy, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Longitudinal Studies, Male, Patient Education as Topic, Problem Solving, Psychotropic Drugs, Treatment Outcome
Abstract

Family interventions have been found to be effective in pediatric bipolar disorder (BD). This study examined the moderating effects of parental expressed emotion (EE) on the 2-year symptomatic outcomes of adolescent BD patients assigned to family-focused therapy for adolescents (FFT-A) or a brief psychoeducational treatment (enhanced care [EC]).

Alternate JournalJ Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry