Coping specificities in bipolar affective disorder: relations with symptoms and therapeutic alliance

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Title
Coping specificities in bipolar affective disorder: relations with symptoms and therapeutic alliance
Journal
German Journal of Psychiatry
Author(s)
Kramer Ueli, Drapeau Martin, Khazaal Yasser, Bodenmann Guy
ISSN
1433-1055
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2009
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
12
Number
1
Pages
19-27
Language
english
Abstract
Ways to enhance research into coping have been suggested by Lazarus (2000). The issues of adaptiveness and conceptual structure of coping (Cramer, 1998; Skinner et al., 2003) are particularly relevant; thus, this study addresses them in a clinical research setting. A total of 30 inpatients presenting with Bipolar Affective Disorder (BD) have been interviewed twice, as well as the participants of a matched control group (N = 30). Self-report (CISS) and observerrater methods (CAP) of coping have been applied: low correlations were found between the instruments. Coping specificities in BD have been identified: opposition and support-seeking are most frequently practiced by BD patients, in comparison with controls. No significant link has been found between coping processes, symptom level and the therapeutic alliance. This study lends support for a quantitative definition of coping adaptiveness which is discussed, along with clinical implications on psychological treatments of BD (German J Psychiatry 2009; 12: 19-27).
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