Bipolar Disorder

What is Bipolar Disorder-Childhood Onset?

Children with this disorder have periods of depression and have had one or more periods of mania. A manic episode lasts more than a week and typically includes inflated self esteem, grandiosity, decreased sleep, rapid speech, distractibility and involvement in activities that are likely to cause problems. These episodes are mixed with periods of depression. This is a severe behavior disorder which often requires hospitalization. The disorder is rare in young children.

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  • Kerbeshian, J., Severud, R., Burd, L., & Larson, L. Peek-A-Boo Fragile Site at 16D Associated with Tourette Syndrome, Bipolar Disorder, Autistic Disorder, and Mental Retardation.American Journal of Medical Genetics.2000. 96(1): 69-73.

  • Kerbeshian, J. & Burd, L. Case Study: Comorbidity Among Tourette’s Syndrome, Autistic Disorder and Bipolar Disorder.Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.1996. 35(5): 681-685.

  • Kerbeshian, J., Burd, L., & Klug, M.G. Comorbid Tourette’s Disorder and Bipolar Disorder: An Etiologic Perspective.American Journal of Psychiatry.1995. 152(11): 1646-1651.

  • Kerbeshian, J., Burd, L., Randall, T., Martsolf, J.T., & Jalal S. Autism, Profound Mental Retardation, and Atypical Bipolar Disorder in a 33-Year-Old Female With a Deletion of 15q12.Journal of Mental Deficiency Research.1990. 34: 205-210.

  • Kerbeshian, J., Burd, L., & Fisher W. Lithium Carbonate in the Treatment of Two Patients with Infantile Autism and Atypical Bipolar Symptomatology.Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology.1987. 7(6): 401-405.

  • Burd, L., & Kerbeshian, J. Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome and Bipolar Disorder.Archives of Neurology.1984. 41: 1236.