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Vol 6, No 1 (2009)
Review paper
Published online: 2009-03-17
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Pharmacological treatment of a very early and early onset bipolar disorder

Aleksandra Rajewska-Rager, Andrzej Rajewski
Psychiatria 2009;6(1):36-42.

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Vol 6, No 1 (2009)
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Published online: 2009-03-17

Abstract

Diagnosing and treatment of children’s bipolar illness is often challenging and difficult because of the lack of homogeneous diagnostic and therapeutic criteria. Not all of pharmacological agents applied in treatment of adults bipolar illness may be used to treat children and adolescent because of different tolerance, bioavailability and side effects. In this article authors reviewed current approaches of the safety and the effectiveness of pharmacotherapy in pediatric bipolar disorder.

Abstract

Diagnosing and treatment of children’s bipolar illness is often challenging and difficult because of the lack of homogeneous diagnostic and therapeutic criteria. Not all of pharmacological agents applied in treatment of adults bipolar illness may be used to treat children and adolescent because of different tolerance, bioavailability and side effects. In this article authors reviewed current approaches of the safety and the effectiveness of pharmacotherapy in pediatric bipolar disorder.
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Keywords

early and very early onset bipolar disorder; anticonvulsants; neuroleptics; prophylactic treatments

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Title

Pharmacological treatment of a very early and early onset bipolar disorder

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 6, No 1 (2009)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

36-42

Published online

2009-03-17

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2009;6(1):36-42.

Keywords

early and very early onset bipolar disorder
anticonvulsants
neuroleptics
prophylactic treatments

Authors

Aleksandra Rajewska-Rager
Andrzej Rajewski

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