Psychotic symptoms in pediatric bipolar disorder and family history of psychiatric illness.

@article{Rende2006PsychoticSI,
  title={Psychotic symptoms in pediatric bipolar disorder and family history of psychiatric illness.},
  author={Richard Rende and Boris J Birmaher and David Axelson and Michael Strober and Mary Kay Gill and Sylvia M Valeri and Laurel Chiappetta and Neal D. Ryan and Henrietta L. Leonard and Jeffrey I. Hunt and Satish Iyengar and Martin B. Keller},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2006},
  volume={96 1-2},
  pages={127-31}
}
BACKGROUND Few studies have examined the specificity and non-specificity in patterns of familial loading for presentation of psychotic symptoms in pediatric bipolar disorder (BP). METHODS Diagnostic assessment of 263 pediatric BP probands included lifetime history of psychotic symptoms as well as longitudinal follow-up; family history of psychiatric illness was determined for 1st degree relatives. RESULTS Pediatric BP probands with lifetime history of psychosis had a higher percentage of… CONTINUE READING