Prevalence and correlates of physical and sexual abuse in children and adolescents with bipolar disorder.

TitlePrevalence and correlates of physical and sexual abuse in children and adolescents with bipolar disorder.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsRomero, S, Birmaher B, Axelson D, Goldstein T, Goldstein BI, Gill MK, Iosif A-M, Strober MA, Hunt J, Esposito-Smythers C, Ryan ND, Leonard H, Keller M
JournalJournal of affective disorders
Volume112
Issue1-3
Pagination144-50
Date Published2009 Jan
ISSN0165-0327
KeywordsAdolescent, Adolescent Psychology, Bipolar disorder, Child, Child Abuse, Sexual, Comorbidity, Family, Female, Humans, Logistic Models, Male, Mental Disorders, mood disorders, Prevalence, Questionnaires, Risk Factors, Sex Offenses, Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic, Violence
Abstract

Adult bipolar disorder (BP) has been associated with lifetime history of physical and sexual abuse. However, there are no reports of the prevalence of abuse in BP youth. The objective of this study was to examine the prevalence and correlates of physical and/or sexual abuse among youth with BP spectrum disorders.

DOI10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2012.650
Alternate JournalJ Affect Disord