Immigration and major affective disorder Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Emigration and Immigration

abstract

  • We studied bipolar (ever manic; n = 297) primary unipolar (never secondary; n = 328), and secondary unipolar (n = 241) RDC major affective disorder patients in the NIMH--CRB Collaborative Study of the Psychobiology of Depression--Clinical. We examined rates of immigration, for patients and their parents, in these three diagnostic groups. Primary patients had a twofold increase in the odds in favor of immigration, compared to secondary patients. The difference persisted when proband age was statistically controlled, and could not be accounted for by any difference in sex ratios between groups. Previous findings of an increased rate of immigration in bipolar patients could not be replicated.

publication date

  • January 1986

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1600-0447.1986.tb06282.x

PubMed ID

  • 3825578

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 548

end page

  • 52

volume

  • 74

number

  • 6