Elizabeth L. George
University of Colorado Boulder
PsychiatryPsychologyBipolar disorderPsychoeducationClinical psychology
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Intensive family-focused treatment together with pharmacotherapy proved no more effective than pharmacotherapy with brief psychotherapy in hastening recovery or delaying recurrence of bipolar disorder among adolescents.
32 CitationsSource
#1David J. Miklowitz (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 63
#2Christopher D. Schneck (University of Colorado Denver)H-Index: 13
Last. Kiki D. Chang (Stanford University)H-Index: 39
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Objective Depression and brief periods of (hypo)mania are linked to an increased risk of progression to bipolar I or II disorder (BD) in children of bipolar parents. This randomized trial examined the effects of a 4-month family-focused therapy (FFT) program on the 1-year course of mood symptoms in youth at high familial risk for BD, and explored its comparative benefits among youth in families with high versus low expressed emotion (EE). Method Participants were 40 youth (mean 12.3±2.8 years, r...
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#1Elizabeth L. George (CU: University of Colorado Boulder)H-Index: 13
#2Dawn O. Taylor (CU: University of Colorado Boulder)H-Index: 10
Last. David J. Miklowitz (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 63
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Abstract This paper examines obstacles and challenges encountered in the manualized Family Focused Therapy–A of an adolescent with bipolar disorder. We begin by describing adolescent bipolar disorder and some of the many complications that frequently accompany it. We summarize Family Focused Therapy (FFT-A), an empirically validated treatment approach for bipolar disorder, originally applied to the treatment of adults with bipolar disorder and modified for use with adolescents and their families...
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#1Amy GarrettH-Index: 27
#2Allan L. ReissH-Index: 105
Last. Kiki D. ChangH-Index: 39
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#1David J. Miklowitz (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 63
#2Kiki D. Chang (Stanford University)H-Index: 39
Last. John J. Garber (Vandy: Vanderbilt University)H-Index: 130
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Objectives Previous studies have identified behavioral phenotypes that predispose genetically vulnerable youth to a later onset of bipolar I or II disorder, but few studies have examined whether early psychosocial intervention can reduce risk of syndromal conversion. In a one-year open trial, we tested a version of family-focused treatment adapted for youth at high risk for bipolar disorder (FFT-HR).
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Abstract Objective Family interventions have been found to be effective in pediatric bipolar disorder (BD). This study examined the moderating effects of parental expressed emotion (EE) on the 2-year symptomatic outcomes of adolescent BD patients assigned to family-focused therapy for adolescents (FFT-A) or a brief psychoeducational treatment (enhanced care [EC]). Method A referred sample of 58 adolescents (mean age 14.5 ± 1.6 years, range 13-17 years) with BD I, II, or not otherwise specified w...
82 CitationsSource
#1David J. MiklowitzH-Index: 63
#2David AxelsonH-Index: 60
Last. A BrentDavidH-Index: 97
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Between 50% and 66% of bipolar patients have illness onset before age 18, and between 13% and 28% before age 13. 1-2 Early onset of the illness is associated with an unremitting course of illness, frequent switches of polarity, mixed episodes, psychosis, a high risk of suicide, and poor functioning or quality of life.3-10 The past decade has witnessed a remarkable increase in diagnoses of bipolar disorder in youth and correspondingly, drug trials for early-onset patients. 11-12 There has been co...
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#1Elizabeth L. GeorgeH-Index: 13
#2David J. MiklowitzH-Index: 63
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#1Dawn O. TaylorH-Index: 10
#2David J. MiklowitzH-Index: 63
Last. W Wardlaw
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