Child Psychiatry

Expert QA

Antidepressants and Suicidal Ideation

Topics: Antidepressants | Child Psychiatry

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Research Update

Pediatric bipolar vs. severe mood dysregulation: New evidence

Topics: Bipolar Disorder | Child Psychiatry

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Expert QA

Stimulants: The Case for Caution

Topics: ADHD | Child Psychiatry

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Article

Bipolar Disorder in Children: Is the Diagnosis Valid?

Topics: Bipolar Disorder | Child Psychiatry

We’ve all noticed the trend: children are increasingly being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. According to the Wall Street Journal, the number of children diagnosed with bipolar increased by 26% from 2002 to 2004 (May 25, 2005). This issue is controversial, because psychiatrists are already accused of overmedicating children. Over the last several

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