Prevalence and correlates of burden among caregivers of patients with bipolar disorder enrolled in the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder.

@article{Perlick2007PrevalenceAC,
  title={Prevalence and correlates of burden among caregivers of patients with bipolar disorder enrolled in the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder.},
  author={Deborah A Perlick and Robert A. Rosenheck and David J. Miklowitz and Cheryl Ann Chessick and Nancy Wolff and Richard Kaczynski and Michael J Ostacher and Jayendra D. Patel and Rani A. Desai},
  journal={Bipolar disorders},
  year={2007},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={262-73}
}
OBJECTIVES Caring for a relative with schizophrenia or dementia is associated with reports of high caregiver burden, symptoms of depression, poor physical health, negligence of the caregiver's own health needs, elevated health service use, low use of social supports, and financial strain. This study presents the design and preliminary data on the costs and consequences of caring for a relative or friend with bipolar disorder from the Family Experience Study, a longitudinal study of the primary… CONTINUE READING

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