Diagnosis in children and adolescents

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Criteria established for the diagnosis of bipolar disorder (BD) are anchored primarily in data and clinical experience derived from affected adults. Nevertheless, onset of BD in adolescence is common. Although very few preadolescents fulfill the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5 diagnostic criteria for BD-I or-II, in clinical settings many children seen to experience frequent, intermittent, and severe emotional upsets with minimal provocation that lead to dyscontrolled and harmful behaviors. The possibility that these youngsters difficulties represent a form of BD was broached over 20 years ago and remains controversial.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationClinical Insights
Subtitle of host publicationMental Health in Adolescents: Bipolar Disorder
PublisherFuture Medicine Ltd.
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781780843780
ISBN (Print)9781780843803
StatePublished - Feb 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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