Clinical Manifestations and Treatment of Youth with Bipolar Disorder

Boris Birmaher, MD, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Endowed Chair in Early Onset Bipolar Disorder, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – Western Psychiatric Hospital

There is controversy regarding the existence or the manifestations of bipolar disorder (BD) in children. Some clinicians diagnose this disorder while others rarely see a child with BD.

Past Event

Friday, April 9, 2021

9:00 am – 10:30 am EST

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Event Description

Since pediatric BD severely affects the child’s normal development and increases the risk for other psychiatric disorders and suicide, it is important to recognize and treat it early in life. The goal of this presentation is to discuss the problems with its diagnosis during childhood (e.g., variability in symptom presentation, effects of age on symptoms manifestation), its course, and its treatment.

Learning Objectives:

1) The symptoms of pediatric bipolar disorder the controversies and problems associated with the diagnosis of this disorder in children.

2) The course of pediatric BD and factors associated with increased risk to develop BD.

3) The treatment of children and adolescents with BD.

About the Visiting Professor Lecture Series:

The Child Mind Institute Visiting Professor Lecture Series invites leaders in the field of child and adolescent mental health to talk about the latest research and treatment protocols. All events are open to the public. This year, all lectures will be hosted virtually over GoToWebinar. Continuing medical education (CME) credits for psychiatrists and continuing education (CE) credits for psychologists are through our partnership with Northwell Health.