Table 3

Illness characteristics of persons with bipolar disorder (carerecipient) at follow-up
Care recipient’s bipolar disorder N %
Number of BD episodes (N = 107)
1 episode 5 4.7
2 to 5 episodes 26 24.3
6 to 10 episodes 28 26.2
11 or more episodes 31 29.0
Don’t know 17 15.9
Rapid cycling (N = 107):
Yes 47 43.9
Not sure 21 19.6
No 39 36.4
Subsyndromal symptoms (N = 107)
Yes 73 68.2
Not sure 19 17.8
No 15 14.0
Recent BD episodes (N = 107)
Last month:
Yes 56 52.3
Not sure 11 10.3
No 40 37.4
Last 2 years:
Yes 86 80.4
Not sure 8 7.5
No 13 12.1

Modal responses are marked in bold.

Berk et al.

Berk et al. BMC Medicine 2013 11:162   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-162

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