Treatment guidelines for children and adolescents with bipolar disorder

Robert A. Kowatch, Mary Fristad, Boris Birmaher, Karen Wagner, Robert L. Findling, Martha Hellander

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Abstract

Clinicians who treat children and adolescents with bipolar disorder desperately need current treatment guidelines. These guidelines were developed by expert consensus and a review of the extant literature about the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric bipolar disorders. The four sections of these guidelines include diagnosis, comorbidity, acute treatment, and maintenance treatment. These guidelines are not intended to serve as an absolute standard of medical or psychological care but rather to serve as clinically useful guidelines for evaluation and treatment that can be used in the care of children and adolescents with bipolar disorder. These guidelines are subject to change as our evidence base increases and practice patterns evolve.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-235
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2005

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Keywords

  • Atypical antipsychotic
  • Bipolar
  • Consensus
  • Mood stabilizer
  • Treatment guidelines

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Treatment guidelines for children and adolescents with bipolar disorder. / Kowatch, Robert A.; Fristad, Mary; Birmaher, Boris; Wagner, Karen; Findling, Robert L.; Hellander, Martha.

In: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Vol. 44, No. 3, 03.2005, p. 213-235.

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Kowatch, Robert A. ; Fristad, Mary ; Birmaher, Boris ; Wagner, Karen ; Findling, Robert L. ; Hellander, Martha. / Treatment guidelines for children and adolescents with bipolar disorder. In: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2005 ; Vol. 44, No. 3. pp. 213-235.
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