Treatment guidelines, developed by expert consensus and a review of literature about the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric bipolar disorders, are presented. The four sections of these guidelines include diagnosis, comorbidity, acute treatment, and maintenance treatment.
In About Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: A Guide For Families, The Balanced Mind Parent Network examines bipolar disorder that emerges in childhood or adolescence.
Today we debut the Parent Connection, a new column that will appear each month in the DBSA eUpdate. We also debut the first in a new series of parent-focused DBSA podcasts, which will showcase important emerging treatments for, and information about, depression and bipolar disorder in children and adolescents. Today's podcast features DBSA Parent Volunteer Coordinator Julia Small, who speaks with Dr. Kenneth Towbin of the National Institute of Mental Health about ongoing research that will further our understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric bipolar disorder and related mood disorders. Read more: http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=education_eupdate_2014_february#PC
The rise in ADHD has coincided with the rise of mobile devices. According to a report by the Kaiser Family Foundation, children on average spend nearly seven and a half hours each day staring at screens. That's up 20 percent from just five years ago. Is there a relationship between the two? Perhaps. It's not so clear-cut.