HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Course of bipolar disorder in youths described for the first time

Children with bipolar disorder experience more enduring and rapidly changing symptoms of the disease than adults, according to a study that, for the first time, maps the clinical progression of each of the three sub-types of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents. The findings were published today by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in the February issue of Archives of General Psychiatry. An estimated one out of 100 children and teenagers worldwide has bipolar disorder.

"Bipolar disorder is a serious illness that often emerges in adolescence, yet the majority of research into the disease has been done in adults. It became clear that we needed to define how bipolar disorder presents itself in this young, vulnerable population so we could take the next step of developing more age-specific treatments and therapies," said Boris Birmaher, M.D., professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and principal investigator and lead author of the study. "We found that the symptoms of bipolar disorder were longer lasting and more variable in youths than in adults. To have such symptoms at a young age deprives these children of the opportunity to experience normal emotional, cognitive and social development, establishing the urgent need to diagnose and treat these patients early on."

The study assessed the symptoms of 263 children and adolescents between the ages of 7 and 17 years who were diagnosed with bipolar spectrum disorders. Bipolar disorder, commonly called manic-depressive illness, is characterized by swings between depression, mania and periods with mixed symptoms. Bipolar spectrum disorders consist of three sub-types. Bipolar I (BP-I) is characterized by episodes of full-blown mania and major depression; bipolar II (BP-II) involves episodes of less severe mania, called hypomania, and major depression. The third sub-type, called bipolar not otherwise specified (BP-NOS), was defined in th
'"/>


6-Feb-2006


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Advances in understanding bipolar disorder topics of press briefings June 7, 8
2. Study sheds light on medication treatment options for bipolar disorder
3. UIC receives grant to find new drugs for bipolar disorder
4. New gene linked to bipolar disorder
5. Short episodes of manic symptoms may indicate bipolar disorder in some youth
6. New treatment model for bipolar disorder shows promise
7. Study identifies predictors of bipolar disorder risk
8. Yale findings hold promise for stopping progression of bipolar disorder
9. New book on bipolar disorder targets 12 million affected Americans, families
10. Emotional impairment linked to cognitive deficits in bipolar children
11. BOLDER II study confirms therapeutic potential of SEROQUEL in bipolar depression

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... The U.S. ... cigarettes, requiring e-cigarette manufacturers to submit their products through an arduous federal approval ... vaping products that entered the market since February 15, 2007. That would essentially ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... , ... TLC Laser Eye Centers announced today that it has acquired Gordon ... be called “Gordon Schanzlin New Vision Institute, a TLC Laser Eye Center.” , ... ensure that patients continue to receive the highest quality of care. In addition, all ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... ... use ultraviolet light A (UV-A) for photosynthesis, researchers Juntian Xu and Kunshan Gao ... brown seaweeds. The pair observed that when photosynthetically active radiation (i.e. the white ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... 05, 2016 , ... United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s ... latest addition to its family of Partner Firms. Headquartered in Mount Pleasant, South ... resources, and health care consumerism specialists. , “Partnering with UBA will enable our ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... An ... all U.S. states and certain Canadian provinces is now available from the International ... Institute (WCRI). , The report, Workers’ Compensation Laws as of January ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/5/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition ... USA"  report to their offering.  ,     (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160330/349511LOGO ... Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner and cyclotron install base ... with the current known number of PET scanners and ... report also contains a detailed breakdown of this equipment ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... 5, 2016 ... of the  "Europe Thrombocythemia Market and ... to their offering.       ... ,The latest research Europe Thrombocythemia Market ... provides comprehensive insights into Thrombocythemia pipeline ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... , May 5, 2016 ... of the  "Europe Thalassaemia Market and Competitive ... offering.       (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160330/349511LOGO ... Thalassaemia Market and Competitive Landscape Highlights - ... products, Thalassaemia epidemiology, Thalassaemia market valuations and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: