Future directions for research on youth with bipolar spectrum disorders

Fristad, Mary A. and Perez Algorta, Guillermo (2013) Future directions for research on youth with bipolar spectrum disorders. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 42 (5). pp. 734-747. ISSN 1537-4416

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Abstract

The past 25 years has witnessed significant advances in our knowledge of Bipolar Spectrum Disorders (BPSD) in youth. Cross-sectional and longitudinal studies are clarifying the unique features of its pediatric presentation, including continuities and discontinuities across the spectrum of severity. Advances have been made, both in the pharmacological and psychological management of BPSD in youth. Current investigations may ultimately shed light on new treatment strategies. Future research is anticipated to be influenced by NIMH's Research Domain Criteria (RDoC). With this article, we summarize what is currently known about the basic phenomenology of pediatric BPSD, its clinical course, assessment and treatment, beginning with a summary of the major studies that have shed light on the topic. Next, we present a tally and content review of current research as an indicator of trends for the future. Then, we describe what we believe are important future directions for research. Finally, we conclude with implications for contemporary clinicians and researchers.

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Journal Article
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Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
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72086
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Deposited On:
09 Dec 2014 11:41
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Yes
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Published
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03 Jun 2020 02:33