Bipolar Disorder in Youth: Presentation, Treatment and Neurobiology

Hardcover | October 29, 2014

EditorStephen M. Strakowski, Melissa P. Delbello, Caleb M. Adler

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Bipolar disorders affect up to 3% of the world's population and are the 6th leading cause of disability worldwide. The estimated annual costs of bipolar disorder approach $50 billion in the United States, and the associated societal and personal suffering is immeasurable. Bipolar disorder is alifelong illness that typically begins in mid-adolescence, thereby disrupting healthy developmental processes. It is also a progressive illness, making early intervention even more critical. As the disorder presents differently in youth as it does in adults, considerable controversy exists aroundthe diagnosis in young people. The neurobiological factors leading to the onset of bipolar disorder reflect abnormalities in adolescent brain development. Bipolar disorder is strongly heritable and therefore, these developmental abnormalities likely represent the culmination of processes that precede the expression of symptoms.Current studies of children who are at risk for bipolar disorder are identifying these processes. Again, controversy exists about how to move these neuroscience gains forward to help affected individuals and, particularly to manage children at risk to delay or prevent the onset or progression ofbipolar disorder.With these considerations in mind, Bipolar Disorder in Youth provides a timely, focused review of the diagnosis, treatment, and neurobiology of bipolar disorder in youth. It addresses current controversies and resolves those in which evidence is available. The book is organized into three sectionsbased on these topics to provide comprehensive discussions to aid clinicians managing these individuals in their practices, as well as scientists trying to advance the field. The three editors are widely recognized experts in bipolar disorder, and the authors of each chapter represent internationalexperts in the respective topics. Consequently, this book is the most comprehensive volume available discussing this important population and is a "must" for the libraries of clinicians and scientists working with bipolar children and adolescents.

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Bipolar disorders affect up to 3% of the world's population and are the 6th leading cause of disability worldwide. The estimated annual costs of bipolar disorder approach $50 billion in the United States, and the associated societal and personal suffering is immeasurable. Bipolar disorder is alifelong illness that typically begins in m...

Drs. Strakowski, DelBello and Adler comprise one of the most widely recognized research groups studying the neurophysiology, outcome and treatment of bipolar disorder and related conditions. Their work concentrates on early course illness progression and has defined many of the brain system dysfunctions that underlie bipolar disorder a...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:October 29, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199985359

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Prologue: Introduction to bipolar disorder in youthSection 1: Phenomenology and Diagnosis1. Anne Duffy: Progression of Bipolar Disorder in Youth: Defining the early clinical stages in the development of bipolar disorder2. Gabrielle A. Carlson and Caroly Pataki: Presentation of mania/bipolar I in youth: comparison with adults3. Kenneth E. Towbin and Ellen Leibenluft: Differential Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder in Children and Youth4. Gagan Joshi and Timothy Wilens: Comorbid conditions in youth with and at-risk for bipolar disorder5. Katie Maho, Katherine E. burdick and Anil K. Malhotra: Heritability of bipolar disorder6. Robert K. McNamara and Jeffrey R. Strawn: Non-heritable risk factors for bipolar disordersSection 2: Treatment of bipolar disorder in youth7. Aswin Ratheesh, Michael Berk and Patrick D. McGorry: Ethical consideration for treating at-risk populations8. Sarah M. Lytle, Sonal K. Moratschek and Robert L. Findling: Medical treatment strategies for young people with bipolar disorder9. David J. Miklowitz: Psychotherapeutic strategies for treating youth with or at risk for bipolar disorder10. Barbara L. Gracious, Sathyan Gurumurthy, Alexandra Cottle and Taylor McCabe: Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Child and Adolescent Bipolar DisorderSection 3: Neurobiology of bipolar disorder11. Jillian M. Russo, Sonja M.C. de Zwarte and Hilary P. Blumberg: Neurobiology of Developing Bipolar Disorder12. Mani N. Pavaluri: Neurobiology of bipolar disorder in youth13. Alessandra M. Passarotti: Neurocognitive Models of Evolving Bipolar Disorder in Youth14. Manpreet K. Singh and Kiki D. Chang: The neural effects of intervention in pediatric bipolar disorder15. Luis Rodrigo Patino Duran, Peirce Johnston, Caleb M. Adler, Melissa P. DelBello and Stephen M. Strakowski: Integration and Future Direction: Toward improving outcomes for youth with bipolar disorder