What is self-esteem in bipolar disorder?

Self-esteem reflects an individual’s overall subjective emotional evaluation of his or her own worth. High self-esteem has been linked to happiness and satisfaction, while low self-esteem has been linked to pessimism, general distress, adjustment problems, and psychiatric illness, particularly depression.

What is the evidence for self-esteem in people with bipolar disorder?

Moderate to high quality evidence suggests a large effect of lower self-esteem in people with remitted bipolar disorder when compared to controls, but higher self-esteem when compared to people with remitted major depression.

September 2021

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