Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents
Bipolar disorder is a controversial and high-stakes diagnosis in children and adolescents. This INTERMEDIATE workshop discusses key issues, including: how bipolar disorder appears differently in children versus adults, how often it occurs in youths in different settings, what issues make an accurate diagnosis especially challenging, how to use specialized self-report and parent-report measures to diagnose it more accurately, and how to use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques to treat pediatric bipolar disorder. New and updated content includes new measures and treatment implications of mania versus depression.
Part of the APA Online Academy Convention Workshop Presentations Campus.
- Discuss differences between the typical presentation of bipolar disorder in children and the classic adult presentation;
- Identify which symptoms and risk factors are helpful in recognizing bipolar disorder and which may be "red herrings";
- Identify and discuss the assessment procedures that are available to aid in differential diagnosis and measuring response to treatment and the evidence base that supports them;
- Recognize how often bipolar disorder might be occurring in children and adolescents in different settings; Assess how to best interpret test results, taking into account your clinical setting;
- Assess how to best interpret test results, taking into account your clinical setting;
- Comprehend the framework for applying cognitive behavioral techniques with adolescents who have bipolar disorder; and
- Apply specific techniques to use in session with adolescents with bipolar disorder."
Eric A. Youngstrom, PhD
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