Personality trait predictors of bipolar disorder symptoms.

  title={Personality trait predictors of bipolar disorder symptoms.},
  author={Lena Catherine Quilty and Martin Sellbom and Jennifer Lee Tackett and Robert Michael Bagby},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  volume={169 2},
The purpose of the current investigation was to examine the personality predictors of bipolar disorder symptoms, conceptualized as one-dimensional (bipolarity) or two-dimensional (mania and depression). A psychiatric sample (N=370; 45% women; mean age 39.50 years) completed the Revised NEO Personality Inventory and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory -2. A model in which bipolar symptoms were represented as a single dimension provided a good fit to the data. This dimension was… CONTINUE READING