Case Finding, Screening, and Referral

  • Shelley R. Hart
  • Stephen E. Brock
  • Ida Jeltova
Chapter
Part of the Developmental Psychopathology at School book series (DPS)

Abstract

As indicated in Chaps. 1 and 3, the rates of bipolar diagnoses in children and adolescents are dramatically increasing. However, many individuals report a delay of an appropriate diagnosis, with an average of 7–9 years between the onset of symptoms and a bipolar diagnosis (Faedda, Baldessarini, Glovinsky, & Austin, 2004; Hirschfeld, Lewis, & Vornik, 2003). Unfortunately, bipolar disorder is not often considered initially (i.e., around 10 % of the time), despite recurrent affective symptoms (including mania) and a positive family history of affective and/or substance use disorders (Faedda et al., 2004).

Keywords

Depression Lithium Schizophrenia Expense Carbamazepine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shelley R. Hart
    • 1
  • Stephen E. Brock
    • 2
  • Ida Jeltova
    • 3
  1. 1.Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of Mental HealthJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Special Education, RehabilitationSchool Psychology and Deaf Studies California State University, SacramentoSacramentoUSA
  3. 3.Graduate CenterCity University of New YorkNew YorkUSA

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