The genetics of pediatric-onset bipolar disorder.

@article{Faraone2003TheGO,
  title={The genetics of pediatric-onset bipolar disorder.},
  author={Stephen V Faraone and Stephen J. Glatt and Ming T. Tsuang},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={53 11},
  pages={970-7}
}
Although bipolar disorder in adults has been extensively studied, early-onset forms of the disorder have received less attention. We review several lines of evidence indicating that pediatric- and early adolescent-onset bipolar disorder cases may prove the most useful for identifying susceptibility genes. Family studies have consistently found a higher rate of bipolar disorder among the relatives of early-onset bipolar disorder patients than in relatives of later-onset cases, which supports the… CONTINUE READING

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