Early psychosocial intervention for youth at risk for bipolar I or II disorder: a one-year treatment development trial.

TitleEarly psychosocial intervention for youth at risk for bipolar I or II disorder: a one-year treatment development trial.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsMiklowitz, DJ, Chang KD, Taylor DO, George EL, Singh MK, Schneck CD, Dickinson ML, Howe ME, Garber J
JournalBipolar disorders
Volume13
Issue1
Pagination67-75
Date Published2011 Feb
ISSN1399-5618
KeywordsAdolescent, Age of Onset, Bipolar disorder, Child, Communication, Depressive Disorder, family therapy, Female, Genetic Predisposition to Disease, Humans, Intervention Studies, Male, Patient Compliance, Patient Education as Topic, Problem Solving, Psychotropic Drugs, Retrospective Studies, Risk Factors, Severity of Illness Index, Treatment Outcome
Abstract

Previous studies have identified behavioral phenotypes that predispose genetically vulnerable youth to a later onset of bipolar I or II disorder, but few studies have examined whether early psychosocial intervention can reduce risk of syndromal conversion. In a one-year open trial, we tested a version of family-focused treatment adapted for youth at high risk for bipolar disorder (FFT-HR).

DOI10.3233/BEN-2011-0335
Alternate JournalBipolar Disord