Comorbid disorders in hospitalized bipolar adolescents compared with unipolar depressed adolescents

Carrie M. Borchardt, Gail A Bernstein

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Abstract

This study examined comorbid psychiatric disorders in adolescents with bipolar disorder. Hospitalized bipolar adolescents (N=10) were compared to hospitalized adolescents with unipolar depression (N=33), and to adolescents with nonaffective psychiatric disorders (N=11). Results showed conduct disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, psychosis, and having any DSM-III-R psychoactive substance use disorder were all significantly more common in the bipolar group than the unipolar depressed group. Comorbid anxiety disorder was present in 40-45% of the subjects in the unipolar and bipolar groups, but in none of the control group subjects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-18
Number of pages8
JournalChild Psychiatry & Human Development
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1995

Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Comorbidity
  • Depression

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