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Clinical Medicine Journal, Vol.1, No.3, Aug. 2015, Pub. Date: Jun. 13, 2015
The Relation Between Social Stressors and Inpatient Admissions Among Bipolar Disordered Clients Experiencing a Manic Episode: A Pilot Study
Pages: 110-114 Views: 1137 Downloads: 320
Authors
[01] Robert C. Schwartz, School of Counseling, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, USA.
[02] Doris Atanmo-Randolph, School of Counseling, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, USA.
[03] Christina Janevski, School of Counseling, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, USA.
[04] Sonya Thompkins, School of Counseling, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, USA.
Abstract
Little empirical research has been conducted on inpatient predictors among bipolar disordered persons experiencing a manic episode, in part because it is difficult to access this highly vulnerable patient population. Due to the often dangerous nature of manic episodes, for preventive and treatment purposes it is clinically important to better understand non-biological triggers of inpatient admissions. This study investigated whether social stressors predicted inpatient admissions among patients currently experiencing a manic episode. Multiple regression analyses (N = 56) showed that current interpersonal relationship problems and family environment problems both significantly correlated with the need for inpatient admissions. Initial evidence of this pilot study supports the possibility that inpatient admissions can be predicted by specific psychosocial stressors evaluated during a clinical interview.
Keywords
Bipolar Disorder, Mania, Inpatient Admission, Predictor
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