Date of Award
Education and Human Services
Relation, Gender, Age-of-onset, Frequency, Early-onset, Bipolar, Problematic behaviors, Manic-depressive illness, Behavior disorders in adolescence
This retrospective study examined adult individuals between 18-40 years of age who self-reported or were formally diagnosed with a bipolar disorder during their adolescent years. This study examined the relationship between gender, age-of-onset of bipolar disorder, and problematic behaviors in the early-onset bipolar disordered population. The relationship between satisfaction with treatment and the perception of quality of treatment received during adolescence were also examined. T-tests and another statistical test were conducted with the two independent variables and the dependent variables comprising the frequency of problematic behaviors. Significance was found between the younger the age-of-onset of bipolar disorder and high-risk behaviors, and school-based problematic behaviors. Numerically, 75.5 of the females reported satisfaction with prior treatment. Gender was insignificant in this research study
Becker, Miriam Mimi, "A Retrospective Study Between the Relationships of Gender, Age of Onset, and Frequency of Problematic Behaviors in Early Onset Bipolar Disorder" (2008). ETD Archive. 30.