Current Trends for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Children: Are we headed in the right direction?
by Gregory Farnsworth Owens
The upcoming DSM-V will likely include the diagnosis of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder which could lead to a second wave of rapid increases in the diagnosis. Are the prescibed medications safe for adolescents and increasingly younger children? Do they work? What are the side effects? Are doctors and parents considering non-pharmaceutical treatments? What are the non-pharmaceutical treatments?