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Bipolar Disorder in Children: Misunderstood and Misdiagnosed

Improving the Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder in Children

Approximately 1.5% of the population, worldwide, bipolar disorder is not uncommon. However, bipolar disorder in children presents differently than it does in adults, an important difference which is not addressed in our current diagnostic manual (DSM-IV-TR). As a result, it is frequently misdiagnosed.

Let’s look at the facts:

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Bipolar Disorder in Children: Misunderstood and Misdiagnosed

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  1. Thanks, i think my children have this

  2. This is great info. My son is 30 and has had lifelong behavioral issues. Sometimes I think I’m looking for the diagnosis to prove he’s not a bad person, that he just has mental health issues. Then I flip to the other extreme and think he should just get his life together and move on, and that has not happened. I feel like I walk a tightrope even with many professionals assisting our family with the mental health issues.


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