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17-11-2017 10:00 AM

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17-11-2017 11:30 AM

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Determination of a Correlation Between Bipolar Disorder and Intelligence: An Integrative Literature Review

Ellie Sparks

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Elizabeth Hartman

Abstract

Background: History has linked high intelligence or advanced creativity with mental illness. However, there has been little research done to confirm or reject this suggestion.

Objectives: The goal of this systematic integrated literature review was to determine whether there is a correlation between high intelligence or education performance and the development of bipolar disorder in adulthood. In addition, childhood school performance or IQ is a risk factor for adulthood development of bipolar disorder.

Methods: This integrative literature review was conducted using keywords “high intelligence, bipolar disorder, and childhood education performance” to search the literature between 2000 and 2017.

Results: Researcher suggests some correlations between intelligence or academic achievement and development of bipolar disorder. Those at an increased risk for development include: Excellent childhood academic performance, poor childhood academic performance, and high childhood IQ. Another study found that patients hospitalized with bipolar typically had many comorbidities and had lower IQ’’s. Patients with high IQ’s had less comorbidities but were at an increased risk of hospitalization when they have a pure bipolar form.

Conclusions: Higher childhood academic success and achievement may represent a risk for adulthood development of bipolar disorder. Lower cognitive reserve is associated with several psychiatric disorders and also predicts persistence and comorbidity occurrence. This infers that many patients who see mental health treatment may have lower cognitive ability and should be taken into consideration for prevention and treatment.

Keywords: High intelligence, bipolar disorder, childhood education performance

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Determination of a Correlation Between Bipolar Disorder and Intelligence

Determination of a Correlation Between Bipolar Disorder and Intelligence: An Integrative Literature Review

Ellie Sparks

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Elizabeth Hartman

Abstract

Background: History has linked high intelligence or advanced creativity with mental illness. However, there has been little research done to confirm or reject this suggestion.

Objectives: The goal of this systematic integrated literature review was to determine whether there is a correlation between high intelligence or education performance and the development of bipolar disorder in adulthood. In addition, childhood school performance or IQ is a risk factor for adulthood development of bipolar disorder.

Methods: This integrative literature review was conducted using keywords “high intelligence, bipolar disorder, and childhood education performance” to search the literature between 2000 and 2017.

Results: Researcher suggests some correlations between intelligence or academic achievement and development of bipolar disorder. Those at an increased risk for development include: Excellent childhood academic performance, poor childhood academic performance, and high childhood IQ. Another study found that patients hospitalized with bipolar typically had many comorbidities and had lower IQ’’s. Patients with high IQ’s had less comorbidities but were at an increased risk of hospitalization when they have a pure bipolar form.

Conclusions: Higher childhood academic success and achievement may represent a risk for adulthood development of bipolar disorder. Lower cognitive reserve is associated with several psychiatric disorders and also predicts persistence and comorbidity occurrence. This infers that many patients who see mental health treatment may have lower cognitive ability and should be taken into consideration for prevention and treatment.

Keywords: High intelligence, bipolar disorder, childhood education performance