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Author Topic: How Family Therapy Can Help Young People At Risk of Bipolar Disorder  (Read 71 times)

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A new study published in JAMA Psychiatry explores how family therapy can benefit children and adolescents at high risk for developing bipolar disorder (BD)—a brain disorder marked by sudden shifts in mood and energy levels—stay healthier for longer periods of time, reports the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

For the study, researchers examined 127 children and teens ages 9 to 17 at elevated risk for developing BD due to genetics or family history. Participants showed early signs of BD, such as depression and short periods of mania, at the start of the investigation. (Symptoms of BD include bouts of mania and depression. The disorder is characterized by high energy and feelings of grandiosity and elation that alternate with deep feelings of sadness, lethargy and suicidal thoughts and actions.)

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