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Table 2 Comparison of the offspring of BCN participants in the US and Europe demonstrating a greater burden of illness in the US subjects

From: 25 Years of the International Bipolar Collaborative Network (BCN)

Offspring Dx United States Europe
Unipolar Depression 26.5% 8.9%
Bipolar Disorder 17.8% 3.8%
Suicide Attempt 6.0% 2.2%
Alcohol Abuse 7.2% 1.4%
Substance Abuse 12.0% 2.1%
Other 24.9% 5.1%
Any Illness 36.3% 13.3%