Bipolar depression in children and adolescents

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Abstract

Children and adolescents with bipolar disorder may have depression as the presenting mood state. It is important for clinicians to distinguish between unipolar and bipolar depression in youth. Depressive episodes are common during the course of bipolar illness in children and adolescents. Evidence-based treatments are needed to guide clinicians' treatment decisions for youth with bipolar depression. This article reviews the prevalence, diagnosis, course, and treatment of bipolar depression in youth, and emphasizes the need for large, controlled treatment studies in the pediatric population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-213
Number of pages5
JournalCNS Spectrums
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2013

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Bipolar Disorder
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Keywords

  • adolescents
  • Bipolar disorder
  • children
  • depression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Bipolar depression in children and adolescents. / DeFilippis, Melissa; Wagner, Karen.

In: CNS Spectrums, Vol. 18, No. 4, 08.2013, p. 209-213.

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