Risk factors for the bipolar and depression spectra


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ANGST, Jules, Alex GAMMA, Jérôme ENDRASS, 2003. Risk factors for the bipolar and depression spectra. In: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 108(s418), pp. 15-19. ISSN 0001-690X. eISSN 1600-0447. Available under: doi: 10.1034/j.1600-0447.108.s418.4.x

@article{Angst2003-10facto-37647, title={Risk factors for the bipolar and depression spectra}, year={2003}, doi={10.1034/j.1600-0447.108.s418.4.x}, number={s418}, volume={108}, issn={0001-690X}, journal={Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica}, pages={15--19}, author={Angst, Jules and Gamma, Alex and Endrass, Jérôme} }

Gamma, Alex Objective<br /><br />To identify risk factors for mood disorders in a community sample studied from the ages of 20 to 35 years.<br /><br />Method<br /><br />Social characteristics, a family history of mood disorders and some personality features were analysed as risk factors for bipolar and depressive disorders by means of logistic regression.<br /><br />Results<br /><br />Frequent ‘ups and downs’ of mood were the strongest risk factor for both bipolar and depressive disorders; a weaker risk factor for both was emotional/vegetative lability (neuroticism). An additional risk factor for bipolar disorders was a positive family history of mania, whereas for depression it was a positive family history of depression/fatigue. As a risk factor for bipolar disorders, ‘ups and downs’ were much stronger than a positive family history of mania. Frequent ups and downs were independent of the family history of mood disorders.<br /><br />Conclusion<br /><br />The results suggest that mood regulation should be investigated as a new, very important independent risk factor for mood disorders. eng Risk factors for the bipolar and depression spectra Angst, Jules Gamma, Alex 2003-10 2017-02-21T14:44:06Z 2017-02-21T14:44:06Z Angst, Jules Endrass, Jérôme Endrass, Jérôme

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