Parental education

How is parental education related to bipolar disorder?

Any association found between parental education and 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.

October 2021

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Last updated at: 4:08 pm, 21st April 2022
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