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:
TAG: Course bipolar disorder youths described for the first time

(Date:9/1/2015)... TX (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2015 , ... ... that it is now offering the MonaLisa Touch® , an innovative vaginal ... The MonaLisa Touch® is a new hormone-free treatment for atrophic vaginitis, a condition ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... MA (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2015 , ... ... remote real-time monitoring and analysis of pet vital signs and activity, today announced ... is one of the most popular and widely-adopted veterinary hospital Practice Management Software ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... ... Royal River Natural Foods, a locally-owned independent natural health store in Freeport, Maine, ... found that, among those who had a stroke, people who used multivitamins survived longer ... September 2015 issue of “Natural Insights for Well Being,” which Royal River Natural Foods ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... , ... September 01, 2015 , ... Two of Washington ... cultural relations through food and dining. , Recently named “the next big thing” ... Diotaiuti are known for telling the whole story behind food and reclaiming culinary traditions ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... ... METTLER TOLEDO is pleased to announce that the ... data is automatically transferred to, and reported with, the referring chemical synthesis reactor ... fully automates the sampling process including sampling capture, quench at reaction ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Houston's Plaza OB/GYN Now Offering the MonaLisa Touch® 2Health News:Houston's Plaza OB/GYN Now Offering the MonaLisa Touch® 3Health News:Petpace-Cornerstone Integration Lowers Overhead, Raises Data Visibility for Veterinary Practices 2Health News:New Study Finds Multivitamins Extend Life After Stroke, Retailer Reports 2Health News:Chefs Amy Riolo and Luigi Diotaiuti Embark on Culinary Diplomatic Quest to Build Bridges through Global Cuisine 2Health News:Chefs Amy Riolo and Luigi Diotaiuti Embark on Culinary Diplomatic Quest to Build Bridges through Global Cuisine 3Health News:Chefs Amy Riolo and Luigi Diotaiuti Embark on Culinary Diplomatic Quest to Build Bridges through Global Cuisine 4Health News:New Technology Allows Unattended Sampling and Synthesis of Chemical Reactions 2Health News:New Technology Allows Unattended Sampling and Synthesis of Chemical Reactions 3
(Date:9/1/2015)... N.J. , Sept. 1, 2015 Konica ... CS-7s Computed Radiography (CR) system, designed to deliver enterprise ... By utilizing the same Control Station as the Konica ... assured with an upgrade path from CR to DR. ... imaging to help improve workflow with unparalleled reliability and ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... UT Southwestern Medical Center President Dr. ... U.S. Representatives Michael C. Burgess , M.D., and ... the 21 st Century Cures Act, bipartisan legislation ... the United States Senate. ... Sciences members, department chairs, center directors, and leading researchers ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... 2015   Alpha Imaging LLC , a leading distributor of ... announced today that they have been awarded exclusive rights to represent ... Michigan.   The new territory supplements Alpha Imaging,s existing Shimadzu sales and ... Ohio , Indiana , Pennsylvania ... , West Virginia , Delaware ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Konica Minolta Launches New CR System with Low-Cost Upgrade Path to DR 2U.S. Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D., hosts roundtable at UT Southwestern to discuss pivotal 21st Century Cures Act and future of biomedical science 2U.S. Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D., hosts roundtable at UT Southwestern to discuss pivotal 21st Century Cures Act and future of biomedical science 3U.S. Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D., hosts roundtable at UT Southwestern to discuss pivotal 21st Century Cures Act and future of biomedical science 4U.S. Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D., hosts roundtable at UT Southwestern to discuss pivotal 21st Century Cures Act and future of biomedical science 5Alpha Imaging Expands Shimadzu Territory 2
Cached News: