Earliest symptoms discriminating juvenile-onset bipolar illness from ADHD.

@article{Luckenbaugh2009EarliestSD,
  title={Earliest symptoms discriminating juvenile-onset bipolar illness from ADHD.},
  author={David A. Luckenbaugh and Robert L. Findling and Gabriele S. Leverich and Scott M Pizzarello and Robert M Post},
  journal={Bipolar disorders},
  year={2009},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={441-51}
}
OBJECTIVES Controversy surrounds the diagnosis and earliest symptoms of childhood-onset bipolar illness, emphasizing the importance of prospective longitudinal studies. To acquire a preliminary, more immediate view of symptom evolution, we examined the course of individual symptoms over the first 10 years of life in juvenile-onset bipolar illness (JO-BP) compared with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHODS Parents of formally diagnosed children retrospectively rated 37… CONTINUE READING