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Study Shows Bipolar Disorder Can Linger Into Young Adulthood

by The Kid's Doctor Staff

A recent study suggests that children with bipolar disorder may continue to have bouts with the condition as young adults. The study, published in the October 2008 issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, found that 44-percent of people who had the condition as children still had them in the late teens and beyond.

The study, done by researchers from Washington University in St. Louis, followed 108 bipolar diagnosed children for 8 years. By the end of the study, half the patients were 18 or older and 44-percent of that group continued to have episodes of mania and depression.

The study also found that while approximately 88-percent of those studied recovered from the disorder, nearly three quarters of them relapsed.

More Information: Archives of General Psychiatry (Free Article)

More Information: Bipolar Disorder In Children & Teens (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)

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