Kiki Chang

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  • Temperament characteristics of child and adolescent bipolar offspring JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS Chang, K. D., Blasey, C. M., Ketter, T. A., Steiner, H. 2003; 77 (1): 11-19


    We wished to characterize temperament of children at high risk for bipolar disorder (BD).We collected data from the Dimensions of Temperament-Revised (DOTS-R) from 53 biological offspring of at least one parent with BD.Overall, our cohort differed from population means for the DOTS-R, having decreased Activity Level-General scores, and increased Approach, and Rhythmicity-Sleep scores. Offspring with psychiatric disorders differed from those without in having decreased Flexibility, Mood, and Task Orientation scores. Temperament profiles for diagnostic categories of BD and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder were performed in a descriptive manner.Self- or parent-report of temperament was used rather than clinical observation. Temperament characterization was cross-sectional and retrospective rather than prospective and may overlap with clinical diagnoses.Assessment of temperament may be useful in characterizing bipolar offspring. Decreased flexibility and task orientation, and presence of negative moods may be correlated with development of psychopathology.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/S0165-0327(02)00105-2

    View details for Web of Science ID 000186218700002

    View details for PubMedID 14550931

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