Childhood mania, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and conduct disorder: a critical review of diagnostic dilemmas.

@article{Kim2002ChildhoodMA,
  title={Childhood mania, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and conduct disorder: a critical review of diagnostic dilemmas.},
  author={Eunice Y. Kim and David J. Miklowitz},
  journal={Bipolar disorders},
  year={2002},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={215-25}
}
OBJECTIVES Significant debate exists on whether early onset bipolar disorder is mistakenly attributed to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or conduct disorder (CD), or whether ADHD and CD are frequently misdiagnosed as mania. We review the literature on the extent to which these disorders can be reliably differentiated, and describe the diagnostic confusion that may be the result of features common to both classes of disorders. METHODS The review focuses on research studies that… CONTINUE READING

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