Verbal Abuse In Childhood May Have Lasting Negative Effect On Course Of BD

Medwire News (10/16, Piper) reports that according to a 634-patient study published online Oct. 13 in the journal Bipolar Disorders, “experiencing verbal abuse in childhood has a lasting negative effect on the course of bipolar disorder [BD].” Researchers found that “verbal abuse in isolation was associated with an earlier onset of bipolar disorder and worse prognosis compared with no abuse.” What’s more, “the effect of verbal abuse on age of bipolar onset was related to its frequency, with patients reporting having experienced verbal abuse ‘occasionally’ or ‘frequently’ developing bipolar disorder earlier than those experiencing it ‘never’ or ‘rarely.’”

Related Links:

— “Verbal abuse worsens bipolar disease outcome,” Lucy Piper, MedWire, October 16, 2014.

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