Bipolar disorder in young people, description, assessment and evidence-based treatment.

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Title: Bipolar disorder in young people, description, assessment and evidence-based treatment.
Authors: Carr, Alan
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5193
Date: 2009
Abstract: Objective: The literature on bipolar in children and adolescents was reviewed to provide an update for clinicians. Review process: Literature of particular relevance to evidence-based practice was selected for critical review. Outcomes: An up-to-date overview of clinical features, epidemiology, prognosis, aetiology, assessment and intervention was provided. Conclusions: Bipolar disorder in children and adolescence is a relatively common, multifactorially determined and recurring roblem which persists into adulthood. Psychometrically robust screening questionnaires and structured interviews facilitate reliable assessment. Multimodal chronic care programmes involving medication (notably lithium) and familyoriented psychotherapy are currently the treatment of choice.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Copyright (published version): 2009 Informa UK Ltd.
Keywords: Paediatric bipolar disorder;Bipolar disorder
DOI: 10.3109/17518420903042454
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Psychology Research Collection

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