Clinical and biological correlates of resilience in patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder: A cross-sectional study

Yuya Mizuno, Alex Hofer, Takefumi Suzuki, Beatrice Frajo-Apor, Fabienne Wartelsteiner, Georg Kemmler, Juri Saruta, Keiichi Tsukinoki, Masaru Mimura, W. Wolfgang Fleischhacker, Hiroyuki Uchida

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Abstract

Objective: The concept of resilience is relevant in understanding the heterogeneous outcomes noted in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. However, clinical and biological correlates of resilience in these populations have rarely been investigated. We aimed to identify key correlates of subjective resilience in such patients using comprehensive assessments and to explore associations between resilience levels and peripheral biomarkers. Method: 180 subjects with DSM-IV schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and healthy controls (60 per group) were included. Demographic and clinical variables were assessed by means of interview and various psychometric scales. Furthermore, blood and saliva samples were obtained for the assessment of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, adrenocorticotropic hormone, cortisol, high sensitivity C-reactive protein, and alpha-amylase levels. Cross-sectional associations with resilience, as assessed by the 25-item Resilience Scale were sought. Results: Resilience Scale total scores were significantly higher in healthy individuals (130.1, 95% confidence intervals (CI): 124.8-135.4) compared to subjects with schizophrenia (109.9, 95% CI: 104.6-115.2, p.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSchizophrenia Research
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2015 Sep 3

Keywords

  • Biomarkers
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Recovery
  • Resilience
  • Schizophrenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry

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