Family-of-origin characteristics in bipolar disorder: a controlled study.

  title={Family-of-origin characteristics in bipolar disorder: a controlled study.},
  author={Robert G Cooke and Lionel Trevor Young and L Mohri and Patricia Blake and Russell T. Joffe},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  volume={44 4},
OBJECTIVE To assess the family-of-origin characteristics of patients with bipolar disorder relative to those of control subjects. METHOD Fifty-six euthymic patients meeting research diagnostic criteria for bipolar disorder and 21 control subjects completed the Family Environment Scale (FES) for the family they grew up with. RESULTS The 2 groups showed strikingly similar profiles on 10 indices of family functioning or structure. CONCLUSIONS The results do not support the hypothesis that… CONTINUE READING