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Recognition and Treatment of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

Mani N. Pavuluri,MD,  Michael W. Naylor, MD, Philip G. Janicak, MD Contemporary Psychiatry (April 2002) (full text)

An excellent summary of pediatric onset and adolescent onset bipolar disorder, and treatment guidelines used by the Pediatric Mood Disorders Clinic at University of Illinois at Chicago.


Depression and Suicidality in Preschoolers

Hellander, M. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2003 Vol. 42(10): 1141

A letter to the editor citing evidence of the manifestation of depression and suicidality in young children, and the need for continuing investigation for treatment options.

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Translation of Science to Service: Gabrielle Carlson, MD, Stony Brook University School of Medicine

This paper is Gaye Carlson's contribution to The Balanced Mind Parent Network's series, Translation of the Scientific Evolution of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder.  The series presents the leading researchers' contribution to the field.  It describes the programmatic approach and direction of the labs, the seminal questions which drive their research, a listing of their most important findings and a summary of how their work impacts the field.  The Balanced Mind Parent Network is very grateful to Dr. Carlson for sharing her insights with our readers.

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Online Audio and Video Presentations on Bipolar, Depression, and Other Disorders

The best audio and video mental health presentations from the web, as selected by the The Balanced Mind Parent Network.


Hypothyroidism: Is It Contributing to Your Child's Symptoms?

Symptoms of hypothyroidism can mimic or be intertwined with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety and depression. Treating an underlying thyroid problem is critical to alleviating the associated psychiatric symptoms. The first hurdle to treating underlying hypothyroidism is in its diagnosis.

Authored by Jeanie Wolfson, The Balanced Mind Parent Network member