Chapter 5. Detecting the Risk for Affective Spectrum Disorders in the Children of Bipolar Parents

  1. Mario Maj3,
  2. Juan José López-Ibor4,
  3. Norman Sartorius5,
  4. Mitsumoto Sato6 and
  5. Ahmed Okasha7
  1. Gabriele Masi1,
  2. Hagop S. Akiskal2 and
  3. Kareen Akiskal2

Published Online: 21 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470010851.ch5

Early Detection and Management of Mental Disorders

Early Detection and Management of Mental Disorders

How to Cite

Masi, G., Akiskal, H. S. and Akiskal, K. (2005) Detecting the Risk for Affective Spectrum Disorders in the Children of Bipolar Parents, in Early Detection and Management of Mental Disorders (eds M. Maj, J. J. López-Ibor, N. Sartorius, M. Sato and A. Okasha), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470010851.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Naples, Italy

  2. 4

    Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

  3. 5

    University of Geneva, Switzerland

  4. 6

    Tohuko University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan

  5. 7

    Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Author Information

  1. 1

    IRCCS Stella Maris, Scientific Institute of Child Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Pisa, Via Dei Giacinti 2, 56018 Calambrone (Pisa), Italy

  2. 2

    International Mood Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093–0603, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 NOV 2005
  2. Published Print: 22 OCT 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470010839

Online ISBN: 9780470010853

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Keywords:

  • bipolar spectrum disorders;
  • genetic anticipation;
  • early-onset bipolar disorder;
  • response to lithium prophylaxis;
  • Childhood-onset bipolar disorder;
  • Family Environment Scale (FES);
  • temperamental features;
  • putative “mood genes” and clinical phenotypes;
  • Subsyndromal bipolar disorder

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Risk for Mood Disorders

  • ADHD and Other Disruptive Behaviour Disorders

  • European Views

  • Follow-Up Studies

  • Environmental Factors

  • Temperament and Bipolar Vulnerability

  • Predictors of Psychopathology

  • Neurobiological Aspects

  • Treatment Implications

  • Conclusions

  • References