Comparison of Demographic and Clinical Features of Bipolar Disorder in Persons of African and European Ancestry

ConclusionThe low rate of AA enrollment is consistent with other genetic studies. While clinical features of bipolar disorder are largely similar, this study identified differences in rates of trauma, substance use, and tardive dyskinesia that may represent health disparities in bipolar patients of African ancestry. Future bipolar biomarker studies with larger sample sizes focused on underrepresented populations will provide greater ancestry diversity in genomic medicine with greater applicability to diverse patient populations, serving to inform health care policies to address disparities in bipolar disorder.
Source: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research