Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Researchers identify bipolar disorder in preschoolers

Washington University in St. Louis: "Child psychiatry researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a small group of preschoolers who appear to suffer from bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness. The findings, presented this fall at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, highlight symptoms that distinguish bipolar disorder from other mental health problems in very young children. "

Mania can be confused with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.