The Challenges of Treating Youths With Bipolar DisorderJune 2nd 2010
Bipolar disorder is recognized as a serious disorder. It has an adverse impact on many areas of a child’s development-including cognitive, emotional, and social functioning. Children with BD are at significant risk for substance use and suicidality. Further identification of effective treatments is a pressing public health concern.
Offspring of Parents With Bipolar DisorderFebruary 8th 2010
It is generally held that the offspring of parents with bipolar disorder (BD) are at risk for BD. The degree of risk is an important question for both clinicians and parents. A recent study of bipolar offspring by Birmaher and colleagues1 sheds light on this issue.