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
A brain region that processes emotions works differently in preschoolers with depression than in those without the mental health disorder, a new study shows.
It's no longer shocking to hear of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder—and others simply facing a big test—taking ADHD medicine to boost their performance in school. But new studies point to a problem: There's little evidence that the drugs actually improve academic outcomes.