Affective disorder in adolescence: issues in misdiagnosis.


This case report describes a young adolescent female with bipolar manic-depressive illness, (MDI), whose behavioral symptomatology was originally attributed to non-affective forms of psychopathology. We review her entire clinical course to date and elucidate several factors that may account for diagnostic error. 


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@article{Carlson1978AffectiveDI, title={Affective disorder in adolescence: issues in misdiagnosis.}, author={Greg Carlson and Michael Strober}, journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry}, year={1978}, volume={39 1}, pages={59-66} }