Early-Onset Bipolar Disorder Early-Onset Bipolar Disorder

Early-Onset Bipolar Disorder

Although 20% to 40% of adults with bipolar disorder (BP) retrospectively report onset in childhood, there was previously debate about the onset of BP during childhood and adolescence. Recent research provides overwhelming evidence that early-onset BP (here defined as prior to age 18) exists, can be reliably diagnosed, and is associated with substantial functional impairment. The prevalence of early-onset BP appears to increase during late adolescence with a prevalence as high as 6% in the United States.

Publish Date: 10/23/2017
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