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Bipolar Disorders

Chris Ahlman

in Evidence-Based Practice in School Mental Health

Second edition

Published in print May 2019 | ISBN: 9780190886578
Published online August 2019 | e-ISBN: 9780190943851 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190886578.003.0006

Series: SSWAA Workshop Series

Bipolar Disorders

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The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) does not describe the typical symptoms noted by researchers of pediatric bipolar disorder under bipolar I or II because there is a great deal of controversy over whether bipolar disorder exists in children. Researchers who have gathered data on children who experience irritability, mood swings, elevated moods, inattention, hyperactivity, defiance, compulsive behaviors, sadness, and sleep problems have called the condition either pediatric bipolar disorder (PBD; for children 3–12) or early-onset bipolar disorder...

Keywords: assessment; children; comorbidity; differential diagnosis; DSM-5; pediatric bipolar disorder; pharmacological intervention; prevalence; schools; treatment

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Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work ; Couple and Family Social Work ; Mental and Behavioural Health

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