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New DBSA Podcast: Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents

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

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ADHD Drugs Don't Boost Kids' Grades

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.

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NIMH Withdraws Support for DSM-V

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Bipolar Disorder Drugs May 'Tweak' Genes Affecting Brain

Medications taken by people with bipolar disorder may actually be nudging hundreds of genes that direct the brain to behave more normally, according to new research. 

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AACAP Applauds the AMA on Recommending Further Research & Guidance on the Use of Atypical Antipsychotic Medication