A comparison of the phenomenology and treatment of youths and adults with bipolar I disorder in a state mental health system.

BACKGROUND Presenting symptoms of and treatments used for child/adolescent and adult patients diagnosed with bipolar I disorder in a state mental health system are described and compared. METHODS Medical records were reviewed for 267 cases of bipolar I disorder reported in the statewide patient information system. RESULTS The child/adolescent patients… CONTINUE READING