The Long Term Impact of Parenting an Adult Child with Bipolar Disorder: Vulnerabilities and Adaptation

The Long Term Impact of Parenting an Adult Child with Bipolar Disorder: Vulnerabilities and Adaptation

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Results indicate that midlife parents of adult children with bipolar disorder were similar to comparison group parents in terms of their health and mental health and psychological well-being, but they experienced more difficulties in marriage and work. In older age, parents of adult children with bipolar disorder had a more compromised profile of health and mental health than comparison group parents, but they had similar levels of psychological well-being, work-family role strain, and social resources. Post hoc analysis revealed that parents of adult children with bipolar disorder who themselves had a mental illness experienced the greatest vulnerability to health and mental health problems in older age.need to understand and reduce the public health burden of mental illness on older adults and their families. ... for psychiatric services via health insurance are more likely to receive Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.


Title:The Long Term Impact of Parenting an Adult Child with Bipolar Disorder: Vulnerabilities and Adaptation
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Publisher:ProQuest - 2007
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