Diagnosing and Treating Bipolar Disorder

Vivian Kafantaris, MD, Research Dir, Div of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Zucker-Hillside Hospital and Raymond Behr, MD, Psychiatrist/ Mood Disorders, discuss the increasingly diagnosed and often misdiagnosed psychiatric disorder, especially in children. Our experts examine the cycles of "mania" and depression, the symptoms patients exhibit in both extremes, and how bipolar disorder is confused with other emotional disorders. Proper psychiatric evaluations, proven treatment and medications, the value of psychotherapy, and recent medication/pharmaceutical studies are also examined.

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