How to differentiate bipolar disorder from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other common psychiatric disorders: A guide for clinicians

@article{BelaSood2005HowTD,
  title={How to differentiate bipolar disorder from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other common psychiatric disorders: A guide for clinicians},
  author={Aradhana Bela Sood and Amit Razdan and Elizabeth B. Weller and Ronald A. Weller},
  journal={Current Psychiatry Reports},
  year={2005},
  volume={7},
  pages={98-103}
}
Bipolar disorder in children often is confused with attention deficit disorder, substance-induced mood disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and conduct disorder. It is not uncommon for some of these disorders to be comorbid with pediatric bipolar disorder. This article provides the reader with a review of the existing literature on differentiating these illnesses and recognizing the phenomenology of each disorder as it pertains to a psychiatric diagnostic work-up of a child. Clinically… Expand
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