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The poor prognosis of childhood-onset bipolar disorder.

Authors
  • Leverich, Gabriele S
  • Post, Robert M
  • Keck, Paul E Jr
  • Altshuler, Lori L
  • Frye, Mark A
  • Kupka, Ralph W
  • Nolen, Willem A
  • Suppes, Trisha
  • McElroy, Susan L
  • Grunze, Heinz
  • Denicoff, Kirk
  • Moravec, Maria K M
  • Luckenbaugh, David
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of Pediatrics
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
May 01, 2007
Volume
150
Issue
5
Pages
485–490
Identifiers
PMID: 17452221
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study demonstrates that childhood onset of bipolar disorder is common and is associated with long delays to first treatment. Physicians and clinicians should be alert to a possible bipolar diagnosis in children in hopes of shortening the time to initiating treatment and perhaps ameliorating the otherwise adverse course of illness.

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