ADHD and Bipolar Disorder in Children

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"http://www.apsard.org/apsard-2016-adh...
Eighty percent of children with bipolar illness also have ADHD, and the ADHD can often be severe. A clinician must properly diagnose both disorders, because stimulant ADHD medications and anti-depressant medications can make bipolar symptoms worse, including mood dysregulation, irritability and violence. Dr. Joseph Biederman will be delivering an important presentation on diagnosis and treatment at the upcoming meeting of APSARD."

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