Volume 13, Issue 4 (Winter 2010)                   hmj 2010, 13(4): 246-252 | Back to browse issues page

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Derakhshanpour F, Arabgol F, Panaghi L, Mazhabdar H. Psychiatric disorders and behavioral functions in offsprings of bipolar parents. hmj. 2010; 13 (4) :246-252
URL: http://hmj.hums.ac.ir/article-1-150-en.html
Behavioral Science Research Center
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Introduction: Psychiatric disorders and function of child and adolescent offsprings of bipolar parents were compared to that of their peers with healthy parents.
Methods: In this case - control study, 52 bipolar parents along with their 72 children were compared with 48 healthy and their 63 children. The subjects were selected by simple and available methods. K-SADS, C-GAS were to collect data. Statistical analysis was performed using Chi-square and t tests.
Results: Relative frequency of psychiatric disorders (at least one disorder) was 51.4 perecent (38 people) in cases and 20.6 perecent (13 people) in controls. The difference was statistically significant (P<0.001). Both groups showed significant differences in mood and anxiety disorders as well as ADHD. According to C-GAS questionnaire the level of function was higher in the control group.
Conclusion: Psychiatric disorders and impairment of behavioral functioning among the offspring of bipolar parents were higher that the controls.
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Received: 2012/10/19

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