Depression

Juvinile Bipolar Research

It’s all so confusing…

As if the effects of pediatric bipolar disorder are not difficult enough to cope with…. on top of that, there is so much diagnostic and treatment confusion……

It’s all so confusing…

As if the effects of pediatric bipolar disorder are not difficult enough to cope with…. on top of that, there is so much diagnostic and treatment confusion.

On March 8th, our Director, Alissa Bronsteen, and our Director of Research, Dr. Demitri Papolos, will have a lively, easy to understand discussion about these issues with Maiken Scott, host for the radio show Voices in the Family which airs on WHYY(90.9), the Philadelphia affiliate of NPR.

Specifically, they will talk about:

  • the inherent shortcomings of the diagnostic manual
  • the recently proposed diagnosis that will purportedly correct for the mistaken over-diagnosis of pediatric bipolar disorder, and
  • a new perspective of the illness as clarified in the research supported by JBRF.

The show broadcasts between 12 and 1 and their participation will start at 12:30. If you are not in the listening area, you can listen live at www.whyy.org/91FM/live.html or you can catch it later by downloading a podcast at www.whyy.org/91FM/voices.html.

We hope this will help to explain some of the complicated, and little known but very important issues that underlie the diagnosis of this troublesome illness.

We wish you and your family good health.

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