Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Clinical Article on Pediatric Bipolar

This article is pretty clinical, but for medical professionals and those looking for more information and resources it's a good start. The quote below is from the paragraph summary of the article.

Mental Health InfoSource: "Pediatric bipolar disorder affects the cognitive, behavioral and affective domains of a child's being. Affect dysregulation is the central feature. It is not clear that the juvenile-onset version of PBD is contiguous with adult BD. The primary goal of pharmacotherapy is mood stabilization, dealing with complex comorbid, residual, breakthrough and/or associated symptoms. It is imperative that any medication management be coupled with a meaningful holistic therapeutic approach that is practical and tailored to PBD."