Monday, February 20, 2006

Researchers Say Teens With Bipolar Disorder Suffer Differently Than Adults - February 20, 2006

All Headline News - Researchers Say Teens With Bipolar Disorder Suffer Differently Than Adults - February 20, 2006


"Providence, RI (AHN) - Children and teenagers with bipolar disorder suffer from the illness differently than adults do. Researchers say their symptoms last longer and swing more swiftly from hyperactivity and recklessness to lethargy and depression.

Martin Keller, M.D., lead investigator in the study says, 'Bipolar disorder severely impairs functioning and has a high rate of related psychiatric and physical health issues, such as anxiety and substance abuse.'"

Link to Dr. Keller's site: Brown Medical School