Pediatric Bipolar Spectrum Disorders

Elizabeth Hamilton

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Bipolar and Related Disorders in Children and Adolescents is specifically designed to meet the needs of interdisciplinary practitioners, including psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, and educators, seeking to better understand the complex needs of children and adolescents with bipolar and related disorders. This book is intended to provide clinicians with an evidence-based assessment and treatment framework to optimally address the unique challenges faced by youth with mood disorders.

Included are chapters on differential diagnoses, co-morbid clinical issues, “state-of-the-art” evaluation techniques, and multimodal intervention strategies based in current research. Specialized strategies to facilitate client’s educational trajectories are also presented. Illustrative case histories are provided to further supplement practitioners’ grasp of fundamental issues involved in the assessment and treatment of this specialized population. Included in this volume are multiple forms and handouts for providers to utilize within their clinical practice.

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