What guidelines are available for the treatment of children and adolescents with bipolar affective disorder (manic-depressive illness)?

Updated: May 30, 2019
  • Author: Stephen Soreff, MD; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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Children and adolescents who have bipolar disorder are particularly challenging to treat, and their discussion is beyond the scope of this article (see the Medscape Reference article Pediatric Bipolar Affective Disorder). However, Hamrin and Iennaco developed guidelines and recommendations for medications and management approaches after an extensive literature review using research findings on medication effectiveness in this population. [107]

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