Journal article

Instruments that prospectively predict bipolar disorder - A systematic review

Aswin Ratheesh, Michael Berk, Christopher G Davey, Patrick D McGorry, Susan M Cotton



BACKGROUND: Identification of earlier stages of Bipolar Disorder (BD), even prior to the first manic episode, may help develop interventions to prevent or delay the onset of BD. However, reliable and valid instruments are necessary to ascertain such earlier stages of BD. The aim of the current review was to identify instruments that had predictive validity and utility for BD for use in early intervention (EI) settings for the prevention of BD. METHODS: We undertook a systematic examination of studies that examined participants without BD I or II at baseline and prospectively explored the predictive abilities of instruments for BD onset over a period of 6 months or more. The instruments and t..

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Awarded by NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship

Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowships

Funding Acknowledgements

MB is supported by an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship 1059660. SC and CD are supported by NHMRC Career Development Fellowships 1061998 and 1061757 respectively. Dr Jim Berryman from the University of Melbourne Library assisted in developing the search strategy.