Bipolar controversies: Childhood
This e-book discusses controversies in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood bipolar illness, drawn from Mood Swings, a blog on the Psychology Today website, written by Nassir Ghaemi MD, from 2008 to present. Debates around misdiagnosis, overdiagnosis, underdiagnosis, DSM, amphetamines, and social stigma are discussed.
Table of Contents:
Childhood bipolar illness: Erasing myths
Depression in children: Proof of bipolar illness
Childhood bipolar: An American fad, in 1845 Paris
Overdiagnosed, or still ignored?
An Australian fad: Ignoring childhood bipolar illness
The pseudoscience of denying childhood bipolar illness
Bipolar bad, Ritalin good
Your child isn't bipolar, but your adolescent is
Opining on childhood bipolar illness
Banning childhood bipolar illness: The 400% solution
Adolescent suicide: Are amphetamines involved?