Bipolar affective disorder and high achievement: A familial association Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Achievement
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Family

abstract

  • The authors studied 442 probands with nonbipolar major depression, 64 with bipolar II disorder, and 88 with bipolar I disorder. Although the proband groups did not differ in occupational or educational achievement, the first-degree relatives of probands with bipolar disorders had significantly higher mean levels of achievement than did those of probands with nonbipolar disorder. This pattern applied whether or not the relatives themselves had bipolar illness. The authors conclude that the socioeconomic advantage previously associated with affective disorder in general may be limited to the bipolar forms.

publication date

  • January 1989

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1176/ajp.146.8.983

PubMed ID

  • 2750997

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 983

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 146

number

  • 8