Is preadolescent mania the same condition as adult mania? A British perspective.

@article{Harrington2003IsPM,
  title={Is preadolescent mania the same condition as adult mania? A British perspective.},
  author={Richard C Harrington and Tessa Myatt},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={53 11},
  pages={961-9}
}
Until relatively recently, the prevailing view was that mania was uncommon in preadolescent children. In the past 15 years, however, there has been increasing interest in the idea that mania may be much more common at younger ages than previously recognized. This article is concerned with the issue of whether preadolescent mania represents the same kind of problem as adult mania. It reviews concepts of bipolar disorder and mania in adults and preadolescents, some of the issue that arise in… CONTINUE READING

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