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BMJ Case Rep. 2009;2009. pii: bcr01.2009.1448. doi: 10.1136/bcr.01.2009.1448. Epub 2009 Apr 3.

Conversion (dissociative) symptoms as a presenting feature in early onset bipolar disorder: a case series.

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Medical College, Kolkata, Psychiatry, 68, B. N. Road, Uttarpara, West Bengal 712258, India.


We present three cases of early onset bipolar disorder where dissociative (conversion) symptoms preceded the onset of mania. This case series underscores the significance of dissociative/conversion symptoms as an early atypical presentation in juvenile bipolar disorder.

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