The Balanced Mind Parent Network is an national partner with the NIMH Outreach Partnership Program and attends their annual conference each spring to learn about the latest research and program development supported by NIMH funding. We are pleased to share the pPresentation slides from the National Institute of Mental Health Outreach Conference held in Houston, TX March 24 - 27, 2011.
Many patients with adolescent-onset bipolar disorder have comorbid ADHD. The presence of both disorders challenges clinicians attempting to discern whether neuropsychological impairments are related to ADHD or to bipolar disorder.
This article by Barbara Geller, M.D. et al, studies rates and ages of onset of DSM-IV syndromal and subsyndromal comorbidity in prepubertal and early adolescent bipolar disorder phenotype (PEA-BP) compared to ADHD disorder.
This article, by B. Geller, et al investigates behaviors of prepubertal and early adolescent children diagnosed with bipolar disorder phenotype (PEA-BP). Examples for differentiating normal behaviors versus manic behaviors are provided.
This series of articles by Gabrielle Carlson, M.D., has focused on possible early predictors of bipolar illness in children and adolescents. They cite that bipolar in children is more common than has been believed and that the illness overlaps with behavior disorders. Depression is often early sign of BPD.