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Minerva Psichiatr. 2011 Mar;52(1):21-35.

Treatment of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: A Review.

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  • 1Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Abstract

AIM:

To review the diagnosis and the pharmacologic and psychosocial interventions for pediatric bipolar disorder (PBD).

METHODS:

A comprehensive literature review of studies discussing the diagnosis and treatment of PBD was conducted.

RESULTS:

A context for understanding controversies and difficulties in the diagnosis of PBD is provided. An evidence-based assessment protocol for PBD is reviewed. The evidence for the following three categories of pharmacologic interventions are reviewed: Lithium, antiepileptics, and second generation antipsychotics. Algorithms for medication decisions are briefly reviewed. Existing psychosocial treatments and the evidence for those treatments are also reviewed.

CONCLUSION:

Despite recent developments in understanding the phenomenology of PBD and in identifying pharmacologic and psychosocial interventions, critical gaps remain.

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21822352
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PMC3150503
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