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Bipolar Disorder in Children

Bipolar Disorder has long been a problem for children and their families. Part of this information is presented with the permission of Christopher Petersen, Stuart Kaplan, Amy Pattishall, Melissa Sharpe, and Augusta Czysz of The Penn State College of Medicine. The information presented at this site is for general use only and is not intended to provide personal advice or substitute for the advice of a qualified professional. If you have questions about the information presented here, please consult a physician, the resources listed or other professional in your area.

Teens Contemplate Suicide

3 million U.S. Teens Contemplate Suicide WASHINGTON (Reuters) –Three million American teens have thought seriously about or even attempted suicide, a government survey released Sunday showed. More than 13 percent of young Americans between 14 and 17 years of age...

Mania or ADHD: Assessment with CBCL

Differentiating Mania from ADHD in Prepubertal Children Using the Child Behavior Checklist Augusta Czysz   Penn State College of Medicine 2002   Background: Child Behavior Checklists (CBCL) were first published in 1978 and 1979 by Achenbach and Edelbrock. They...

Bipolar or ADHD ?

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Bipolar Disorder in Children: How do they relate?

Bipolar and Genetics

Genetic Research and Bipolar Disorder Amy Pattishall   Penn State College of Medicine 2002   Bipolar Disorder Affective disorder characterized by recurrent manic and depressive episodes. High level of psychiatric service use and morbidity. About 15% suicide rate...

Your Child Does Not Have Bipolar Disorder

Have you been told your child has bipolar disorder? Do you wonder whether your child has been correctly diagnosed? Are you reluctant to give your child medications? Do you want to understand the scientific evidence for the disorder and its treatment?

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