Bipolar Disorder In Children/ Nobel Prize In Medicine

Guests:

Ellen Leibenluft, M.D.
*Psychiatrist
*Director, Research Program in Child and Adolescent Bipolar Disorder, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.

Mani Pavuluri, MD
*Director, Pediatric Mood Disorders Clinic *Assistant Professor, Child Psychiatry
*Institute for Juvenile Research, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Ill.

Bipolar disorder—once known as manic depression—seems to be on the rise in children and teens, but doctors aren't sure why. In this hour, we'll talk about bipolar disorder in children: why it's so difficult to diagnose and what treatments work.

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