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BIPOLAR DISORDER IN CHILDREN: THE DIAGNOSTICAL CHALLENGE
Dania Andreea Radu, Roxana Chirita, Ilinca Untu, Irina Sacuiu, Valeriu V. Lupu, Anamaria Ciubara and Lucian Stefan Burlea
The bipolar disorder becomes more and more frequent in the pediatric field, raising numerous questions regarding the diagnosis. In most cases, the standard criteria of the disease are not fully met in the case of a child, requiring their particularization and a more accurate classification. Also, a central issue is the differentiation and/ or detection of comorbidity with ADHD and conduct disorders in children.
Keywords: bipolar disorder, ADHD, conduct disorder, mania/hypomania in children