Retention Of Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis After Childhood

Contributed by: Mauricio Tohen, MD, DrPH, MBA

Ask The Expert | April 19, 2017

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Do children/adolescents diagnosed with bipolar disorder usually keep this same diagnosis as adults? In DSM-5, age is not a criterion for the diagnosis of bipolar disorder.1 A patient who experiences mania/hypomania during childhood and remains asymptomatic as an adult will have the diagnosis of “bipolar disorder, in remission.” DSM-5 includes a new diagnosis under depressive…

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