Parental education

How is parental education related to bipolar disorder?

Any association of low parental education with a higher risk for bipolar disorder has been largely inconsistent. This topic outlines the evidence for low parental education as a risk factor for bipolar disorder, however the results may reflect the effects of other influencing factors rather than parental education itself.

What is the evidence for parental education as a risk factor for bipolar disorder?

Moderate quality evidence suggests no differences in maternal education between people with bipolar disorder and people without bipolar disorder. No reviews assessed paternal education.

April 2019

Last updated at: 4:19 am, 4th April 2019
To view documentation related to this topic download the files below
Fact Sheet Technical Commentary

NeuRA Libraries

Title Colour Legend:
Green - Topic summary is available.
Orange - Topic summary is being compiled.
Red - Topic summary has no current systematic review available.