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Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens

Children's Health

Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens

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The number of children and teens being treated for bipolar disorder has dramatically increased in the last decade. Was the disorder under-diagnosed in the past and is it over-diagnosed today? Dr. Mark Olfson, a professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University, discusses what's behind the jump in bipolar diagnoses.

Mark Olfson, MD, professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University; senior author of recent study about treatment and diagnosis of bipolar disorder in youth