publication . Other literature type . Article . 2008

Distinctions of bipolar disorder symptoms in adolescence

Gudiene D; Darius Leskauskas; Markeviciūte A; Klimavicius D; Adomaitiene V;
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  • Published: 09 Jul 2008 Journal: Medicina (issn: 1010-660X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
  • Country: Lithuania
Abstract
<jats:p>Bipolar disorder in adolescents is a serious mental illness with problematic diagnosis that adversely affects social, academic, emotional, and family functioning. The objective of this study was to analyze features of premorbid and clinical symptoms, comorbidity, and course of bipolar disorder in adolescence. Data for analysis were collected from all case histories (N=6) of 14–18-year-old patients, hospitalized with diagnosis of bipolar disorder in theUnit of Children’s and Adolescents’ Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Hospital of Kaunas University of Medicine, during the period from 2000 to 2005. Analysis of bipolar disorder course showed that five...
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Medical Subject Headings: mental disorderssense organsbehavioral disciplines and activities
free text keywords: Bipolar disorder ; In adolescence, 616.89-053.6 [udc], bipolar disorder, adolescents, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, comorbidity, General Medicine, medicine.disease, medicine, Mood, Clinical psychology, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, Mania, medicine.symptom, Schizophrenia, Prevalence of mental disorders, business.industry, business, Mental illness
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