Do positive emotions predict symptomatic change in bipolar disorder?

  title={Do positive emotions predict symptomatic change in bipolar disorder?},
  author={June Gruber and Jenifer L Culver and Sheri L Johnson and Jennifer Nam and Kristine L. Keller and Terence A. Ketter},
  journal={Bipolar disorders},
  volume={11 3},
OBJECTIVES Bipolar disorder is associated with positive emotion disturbance, though it is less clear which specific positive emotions are affected. METHODS The present study examined differences among distinct positive emotions in recovered bipolar disorder (BD) patients (n = 55) and nonclinical controls (NC) (n = 32) and whether they prospectively predicted symptom severity in patients with BD. At baseline, participants completed self-report measures of several distinct trait positive… CONTINUE READING

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