Title

Indirect measurement of dysfunctional attitudes in bipolar affective disorder

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice

Publication Date

12-28-2009

Abstract

Objective. The present study uses an indirect measure to explore whether dysfunctional attitudes are characteristic of all phases of bipolar disorder. Previous studies with bipolar patients using indirect measurements have uncovered depression-like responses that were otherwise undetected. Design. A cross-sectional study design was adopted to explore the presence of dysfunctional attitudes within each phase of the illness. Method. Manic patients, depressed bipolar patients, remitted bipolar patients, and healthy controls were compared on a sentence stem completion task designed to implicitly assess dysfunctional attitudes. Results. The manic, depressed, and remitted patients all exceeded the controls on implicit measures of dysfunctional attitudes. Conclusions. The findings are consistent with the hypothesis that all phases of bipolar disorder are associated with depressogenic dysfunctional attitudes. © 2009 The British Psychological Society.

ISSN

1476-0835

Publisher

Wiley

Volume

82

Issue

3

First Page

261

Last Page

266

Disciplines

Life Sciences

Keywords

adult, analysis of variance, article, attitude, bipolar disorder, cross-sectional study, female, human, male, personal autonomy, psychological aspect, reading, task performance, Adult, Analysis of Variance, Attitude, Bipolar Disorder, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, Humans, Male, Personal Autonomy, Reading, Task Performance and Analysis

Scopus ID

70349564139

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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