Family environment of children and adolescents with bipolar parents.

@article{Chang2001FamilyEO,
  title={Family environment of children and adolescents with bipolar parents.},
  author={K. D. Chang and C. Blasey and T. Ketter and H. Steiner},
  journal={Bipolar disorders},
  year={2001},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={
          73-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The effect of family environment on the development of bipolar disorder (BD) in children is not known. We sought to characterize families with children at high risk for developing BD in order to better understand the contributions of family environment to the development of childhood BD. METHODS We collected demographic data and parental ratings on the Family Environment Scale (FES) for 56 children (aged 6-18 years) from 36 families with at least one biological parent with BD. The… Expand
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