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Early Maladaptative Schemas Among Euthymic Patients With Bipolar Disorder in the Versailles FondaMental Advanced Centers of Expertise for Bipolar Disorders Cohort


Brief description of study

Early Maladaptive Schemas (EMS) are overactivated in euthymic bipolar disorders (BD) and are associated with poor psychosocial functioning and higher suicidality.

The first objective of this study is to establish different clusters of EMS in euthymic bipolar disorders, compare these clusters according to the clinical characteristics of BD and neuropsychological performances and evaluate the temporal stability of these clusters at 12 and 24 months.

The second objective of this study is to quantify the impact of EMS on functioning in euthymic BD, beyond the effect of cognition and residual depressive symptoms.

Detailed Study Description

Early Maladaptive Schemas (EMS) are overactivated in euthymic bipolar disorders (BD) and are associated with poor psychosocial functioning and higher suicidality. However, few studies have explored EMS in bipolar disorders, despite EMS therapy is a promising tool for the psychotherapy of BD.

This study will use the data collected at the Versailles Expert Center for Bipolar disorder, in the local FACE-BD registry. These data will be collected at the inclusion, 12 months and 24 months later. They included an extensive neuropsychological battery and an extensive evaluation of the clinical characteristics of bipolar disorder. EMS will be measured with the Young Schema Questionnaire Short Form 3.

The first objective of this study is to establish different clusters of EMS in euthymic bipolar disorders, compare these clusters according to the clinical characteristics of BD and neuropsychological performances and evaluate the temporal stability of these clusters at 12 and 24 months.

The second objective of this study is to quantify the impact of EMS on functioning in euthymic BD, beyond the effect of cognition and residual depressive symptoms.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03977909

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