Parental History Of BD Common In US Patients With BD.

Medwire (10/30, Grasmo) reports that, according to a study published online Oct. 19 in the journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, “patients with bipolar disorder who reside in the United States have a higher parental incidence of bipolar disorder [BD] and depression than those who live in Europe.” The analysis of self-reported data from 525 patients with BD during the years 1995–2002 revealed that “21% of US patients had one parent with a history of bipolar disorder, compared with 10% of European patients, while in 15% versus 4% of patients both parents had bipolar or unipolar depression.”

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— “Parental bipolar history common in US bipolar patients, “Ingrid Grasmo, Medwire News, October 30, 2013.

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