Absence of gender differences in pediatric bipolar disorder: findings from a large sample of referred youth.

@article{Biederman2004AbsenceOG,
  title={Absence of gender differences in pediatric bipolar disorder: findings from a large sample of referred youth.},
  author={Joseph Biederman and Anne Kwon and Janet Wozniak and Eric O. Mick and Sanford D. Markowitz and Vanessa C Fazio and Stephen V Faraone},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2004},
  volume={83 2-3},
  pages={
          207-14
        }
}
BACKGROUND Because little is known about gender differences in pediatric bipolar disorder, we evaluated whether gender moderates the expression of pediatric bipolar disorder in a large clinical sample. METHODS Subjects were consecutively referred youth aged 18 years or less who met full criteria for DSM-III-R bipolar disorder (BPD) (females, n=74; BD males, n=224). All subjects were assessed with a structured diagnostic interview and measures of psychosocial and family functioning. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING
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