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| Published: March 25, 2015

Parenting Characteristics of Families of Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder

Mathew. K.J

Faculty member for Social Work in Mental Health, Dr. Guislain Svastha Education Trust, Ranchi- in collaboration with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Vinod Kumar Sinha

Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Deepanjan Bhattacharjee

Assistant Professor of Psychiatric Social Work, Department of Psychiatric Social Work, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Sakshi Rai

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.020/20140202

DOI: 10.25215/0202.020

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Aim: The aim of the study was to examine the parenting characteristics of adolescents with bipolar disorder.
Methods: Parenting style of 30 adolescents with bipolar disorder was assessed and compared with normal group of 30 adolescents. Multidimensional Parenting Scale was used for assessing parenting style.
Results: There were significantly lower levels of love, encouragement, acceptance, progressivism, democratism and higher levels of hate, rejection, autocratism, discouragement, conservatism and dependency found among families’ of adolescents with bipolar disorder compared to the normal group.
Conclusion: Results of the present study indicate that there may be such factors related with parenting style which may have a significant role in the onset and course of bipolar disorders in child and adolescent population. Early identification and targeted interventions in these areas might be required for prevention, management, rehabilitation and preventing relapses of children and adolescents with bipolar disorders.
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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.020/20140202

10.25215/0202.020

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Published in   Volume 02, Issue 2, January-March, 2015