Pediatric bipolar disorder.

  title={Pediatric bipolar disorder.},
  author={M Julie A Carbray and Teena McGuinness},
  journal={Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services},
  volume={47 12},
Pediatric bipolar disorder differs from the adult form of the disorder, marked by longer episodes, rapid cycling, prominent irritability, and high rates of comorbid attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and anxiety disorders. A careful assessment by families of children's symptoms, including their duration and intensity, helps with accurate diagnosis. After the diagnosis is made and careful psychopharmacological intervention is initiated, psychiatric nursing treatment of children and… CONTINUE READING


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