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Pediatric-Onset Bipolar Disorder: A Neglected Clinical and Public Health Problem

Gianni L. Faedda, MD, Ross J. Baldessarini, MD,
Trisha Suppes, MD, PhD, Leonardo Tondo, MD, Ina Becker, MD,
and Deborah S. Lipschitz, MD
(Harvard Rev Psychiatry 1995;3:171-95.)

Contents

Historical background
Contemporary diagnostic challenges
Presentation versus age of onset
Age of onset
Gender differences
Family history
Premorbid characteristics and precipitants
Type of onset
Mixed states
Psychotic features
Episode length
Manic switching
Treatment
Alternative mood stabilizing treatments
Outcome
Comment and conclusions

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