Incidence of childhood-onset bipolar illness in the USA and Europe

Robert M. Post, David A. Luckenbaugh, Gabriele S. Leverich, Lori L. Altshuler, Mark A Frye, Triste Suppes, Paul E. Keck, Susan L. McElroy, Willem A. Nolen, Ralph Kupka, Heinz Grunze, Joerg Walden

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Abstract

The relative incidence of childhood-onset bipolar illness in the USA compared with that in Europe is controversial. We examined this issue in more than 500 out-patients (average age 42 years) with bipolar illness who reported age at onset of first episode, family history, and childhood physical or sexual abuse. Childhood or adolescent onset of bipolar illness was reported by 61% of those in the us cohort but by only 30% of those in The Netherlands or Germany. In the USA there was also twice the incidence of childhood adversity and genetic/familial risk for affective disorder. The findings deserve replication and further exploration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)150-151
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Volume192
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2008

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Post, R. M., Luckenbaugh, D. A., Leverich, G. S., Altshuler, L. L., Frye, M. A., Suppes, T., ... Walden, J. (2008). Incidence of childhood-onset bipolar illness in the USA and Europe. British Journal of Psychiatry, 192(2), 150-151. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.bp.107.037820

Incidence of childhood-onset bipolar illness in the USA and Europe. / Post, Robert M.; Luckenbaugh, David A.; Leverich, Gabriele S.; Altshuler, Lori L.; Frye, Mark A; Suppes, Triste; Keck, Paul E.; McElroy, Susan L.; Nolen, Willem A.; Kupka, Ralph; Grunze, Heinz; Walden, Joerg.

In: British Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 192, No. 2, 02.2008, p. 150-151.

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Post, RM, Luckenbaugh, DA, Leverich, GS, Altshuler, LL, Frye, MA, Suppes, T, Keck, PE, McElroy, SL, Nolen, WA, Kupka, R, Grunze, H & Walden, J 2008, 'Incidence of childhood-onset bipolar illness in the USA and Europe', British Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 192, no. 2, pp. 150-151. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.bp.107.037820
Post RM, Luckenbaugh DA, Leverich GS, Altshuler LL, Frye MA, Suppes T et al. Incidence of childhood-onset bipolar illness in the USA and Europe. British Journal of Psychiatry. 2008 Feb;192(2):150-151. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.bp.107.037820
Post, Robert M. ; Luckenbaugh, David A. ; Leverich, Gabriele S. ; Altshuler, Lori L. ; Frye, Mark A ; Suppes, Triste ; Keck, Paul E. ; McElroy, Susan L. ; Nolen, Willem A. ; Kupka, Ralph ; Grunze, Heinz ; Walden, Joerg. / Incidence of childhood-onset bipolar illness in the USA and Europe. In: British Journal of Psychiatry. 2008 ; Vol. 192, No. 2. pp. 150-151.
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