A Longitudinal Study of High Scorers on the Hypomanic Personality Scale

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Thomas R. Kwapil, Associate Professor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Former college students (n = 36) identified by high scores on the Hypomanic Personality Scale (HYP; Eckblad & Chapman, 1986) were compared with control participants (n = 31) at a 13-year follow-up assessment. As hypothesized, the HYP group reported more bipolar disorders and major depressive episodes than the control group. The HYP group also exceeded the control group on the severity of psychotic-like experiences, symptoms of borderline personality disorder, and rates of substance use disorders. HYP group members with elevated scores on the Impulsive–Nonconformity Scale (Chapman et al., 1984) experienced greater rates of bipolar mood disorders, poorer overall adjustment, and higher rates of arrest than the remaining HYP or control participants. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract)

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Publication
Language: English
Date: 2000
Keywords
predictive validity of hypomanic personality scale, identification of those at risk for more severe mood psychopathology, former college students who scored high on hypomanic scale, psychology