Clinical decision-making using the General Behavior Inventory in juvenile bipolarity.

@article{Findling2002ClinicalDU,
  title={Clinical decision-making using the General Behavior Inventory in juvenile bipolarity.},
  author={Robert L. Findling and E. Youngstrom and Carla Kmett Danielson and Denise Delporto-Bedoya and Ra{\"i}sa Papish-David and Lisa D. Townsend and Joseph R. Calabrese},
  journal={Bipolar disorders},
  year={2002},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={
          34-42
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The General Behavior Inventory (GBI) is a questionnaire that has utility in the assessment of mood disorders in adults. The purpose of this study was to examine how the GBI might optimally be used in the assessment of youths. METHOD Children and adolescents between the ages of 5 and 17 years participated in this study. All youths were evaluated with the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School-Age Children (K-SADS). Based on the K-SADS results, subjects were… 
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