Adverse Life Events and Pediatric Bipolar Disorder in a Community Mental Health Setting

@article{Marchand2005AdverseLE,
  title={Adverse Life Events and Pediatric Bipolar Disorder in a Community Mental Health Setting},
  author={William R. Marchand and Brunhilde Wirth and Michael S Simon},
  journal={Community Mental Health Journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={41},
  pages={67-75}
}
Objective: To determine the frequency and effects of exposure to adverse events in pediatric bipolar disorder. Method: Charts of youths with bipolar disorder were retrospectively reviewed. Results: Thirty-five of 66 (53%) had experienced maltreatment. Most (90.9%) had divorced or separated parents and 31.8% were adopted or in foster care. Exposure to adverse events was associated with delay of diagnosis (p=.010), psychiatric hospitalization (p=.035), residential treatment (p=.003) and a… CONTINUE READING

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