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Troubled Children Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder May Fare Better with a Different Diagnosis

In a paper published in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health,Erik Parens and Josephine Johnston examine the evolution of the diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children and its dramatic increase since the mid 1990s, after the criteria for diagnosis broadened. The increase in cases has led to concerns about accurately defining psychiatric disorders in children […]

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Superior Academic Performance Linked to Increased Risk for Bipolar Disorder

Students who at the age of 16 years excel at school, particularly in creative subjects, are almost 4 times more likely to develop bipolar disorder during the next decade than teenagers with average grades, a new study has found. This finding supports the hypothesis that creative individuals are more susceptible to bipolar disorder, lead author […]

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