People with bipolar I disorder report avoiding rewarding activities and dampening positive emotion.

  title={People with bipolar I disorder report avoiding rewarding activities and dampening positive emotion.},
  author={Michael D. Edge and Christopher A F J Miller and Luma Muhtadie and Sheri L Johnson and Charles S Carver and Nicole S. Marquinez and Ian H. Gotlib},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  volume={146 3},
BACKGROUND Researchers have linked bipolar disorder to elevations in reward sensitivity and positive affect. Little is known, however, about how people with bipolar disorder respond to rewards and positive affect and how these tendencies relate to functioning or quality of life. METHODS Persons diagnosed with bipolar I disorder and matched controls completed the Responses to Positive Affect (RPA) measure and the Brief Quality of Life in Bipolar Disorder scale. Bipolar participants also… CONTINUE READING
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