Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with bipolar disorder.

@article{McClellan2007PracticePF,
  title={Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with bipolar disorder.},
  author={Jon M McClellan and Robert A. Kowatch and Robert L. Findling},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={46 1},
  pages={
          107-25
        }
}
This practice parameter reviews the literature on the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with bipolar disorder. The parameter focuses primarily on bipolar 1 disorder because that is the type most often studied in juveniles. The presentation of bipolar disorder in youth, especially children, is often considered atypical compared with that of the classic adult disorder, which is characterized by distinct phases of mania and depression. Children who receive a diagnosis of bipolar… 
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