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Pediatric Bipolar

Evidence-Based Treatment of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

Evidence-Based Treatment of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder In the past few years, we’ve seen a growing body of scientific evidence that supports the efficacy of mood stabilizers and atypical antipsychotics to treat young patients with bipolar disorder. Lithium, olanzapine, aripiprazole, and risperidone monotherapy are FDA-approved for manic or mixed states in pediatric patients, while quetiapine is […]

Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: FAQ’s

Children’s Mental Health Facts: Pediatric Bipolar Disorder   Helping Children and Youth With Bipolar Disorder: Systems of Care This fact sheet provides basic information on bipolar disorder in children and describes an approach to getting services and supports, called “systems of care,” that helps children, youth, and families thrive at home, in school, in the […]

Pregnancy and Bipolar Disorder; Managing Both

Managing Pregnancy and Bipolar Disorder Many women with chronic mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder, become pregnant or plan to have children at some point in their lives. Managing bipolar disorder throughout a pregnancy is a delicate balance of the risks and benefits of the illness versus treatment, and should be done in close collaboration with […]

Therapy and Family Does Help To Relieve Depression in Bipolar Teens

BOULDER, Colo.,  — Family-focused therapy, combined with medication, appeared to stabilize depression symptoms in adolescents with bipolar disorder, a randomized trial found. Action Points   Explain to interested patients that intense family therapy plus medication helped relieve depression symptoms and improved recovery in bipolar teenagers. Explain that in this formulation, the family intervention had no effect […]

Pediatric Bipolar Disorder May Possibly Continue into Adulthood

07 Oct 2008    Young adults who had bipolar disorder as children are likely to suffer from manic episodes, according to an article released on October 6, 2008 in Archives of General Psychiatry. Bipolar disorder is a severe mood disorder that involves episodes of mania and depression. There is significant debate about how pediatric bipolar disorder, […]

A red flag about medicating young children

August 05, 2008 A Column by BONNIE HARRIS For the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript World-renowned Harvard child psychiatrist and director of the research team at Mass General Hospital Dr. Joseph Biederman has been found by Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa to have failed to report millions of dollars he has received over the years from the drug […]

What Is Bipolar Disorder in Children? Today, it’s estimated that up to half a million children have bipolar illness, but the diagnosis remains controversial.

What Is Bipolar Disorder in Children? Today, it’s estimated that up to half a million children have bipolar illness, but the diagnosis remains controversial. Today, it’s estimated that up to half a million children have bipolar illness, but the diagnosis remains controversial. A relatively small number of psychologists and psychiatrists treat the condition in young […]

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