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Chapter 19. Bipolar Disorder

Gabrielle A. Carlson, M.D.; Stephanie E. Meyer, Ph.D.
DOI: 10.1176/appi.books.9781585623921.458093

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Bipolar disorder (BP) clearly exists in children and adolescents (Pavuluri et al. 2005). The relevant issues concern its prevalence, continuity between the various conceptualizations of BP in youth and adult BP (this is important insofar as treatment in youth has been extrapolated from treatment in adults), and the treatment and research implications of missing the diagnosis of BP, versus implications when another condition is mistakenly identified as BP.

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TABLE 19–1. DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria for manic episode
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TABLE 19–2. DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria for hypomanic episode
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TABLE 19–3. DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria for major depressive episode
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TABLE 19–4. Reports of offspring studies in parents with bipolar disorder (BP)
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TABLE 19–5. Naturalistic follow-up of samples of children and adolescents with bipolar I disorder (BP-I)
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TABLE 19–6. Controlled trials for the treatment of acute mania in children and adolescents
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TABLE 19–7. Treatments for mania and conditions confused with mania

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