Bipolar Disorder in Adolescents: What Primary Care Providers Need to Know
Bipolar disorder can present some of the most difficult challenges in pediatric primary care. Symptoms often mimic those of ADHD, and presentation can overlap with other mental illnesses. Despite the complexity of diagnosis and management, primary care providers have an important collaborative role in referring and partnering in the management of adolescents with bipolar disorder.
Bipolar in Adolescents: What Primary Care Providers Need to Know focused on improving the identification of symptoms and determining first-line strategies for collaborating with mental health specialists.
Moira Rynn, MD, Deputy Director of Research, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Columbia University and Pamela J. Murray, MD, MHP, FAAP, Chief of Adolescent Medicine and co-chair of the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine discussed primary care’s pivotal role in bipolar patient care.