Bipolar Disorder in Childhood and Early Adolescence

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Barbara Geller, Melissa P. DelBello
Guilford Publications, 2005 - Psychology - 342 pages
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This volume provides a state-of-the-science review of knowledge on bipolar disorder in children, covering all aspects of theory, research, and practice. Leading clinical researchers address such topics as epidemiology, diagnosis and assessment, comorbidity, and outcomes. A range of different treatment approaches are described and evaluated, including pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, and family-based psychoeducation and support. Compelling findings are also presented on the neurobiological and genetic bases of the disorder. Throughout, the book identifies promising directions for further investigation while weighing in on key methodological questions and areas of controversy.

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Barbara Geller, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis. An internationally recognized researcher for studies of child and adolescent bipolar disorders, Dr. Geller is principal investigator on multiple National Institute of Mental Health-funded projects. Dr. Geller earned her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, and completed her residency and fellowship at New York University-Bellevue Medical Center. She has served on numerous federal advisory committees, editorial boards, and advocacy group scientific advisory boards. Among her awards are the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Nathan Cummings Special Research Award and the National Alliance on Mental Illness Exemplary Psychiatrist Award. Widely published, Dr. Geller has written more than 125 articles on diagnostic characteristics, phenomenology, longitudinal course, family psychopathology, molecular genetics, and pharmacological treatment of pediatric manic-depressive disorders.

 

Melissa P. DelBello, MD, MS, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Vice-Chair for Clinical Research, and Codirector of the Division of Bipolar Disorders Research at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She is also Director, Research Education and Training, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. DelBello earned her medical degree with honors from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, New York. She completed her residency in psychiatry at the Payne Whitney Clinic, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, and at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. DelBello is the author or coauthor of over 100 journal articles or chapters, and her primary research interests include neuropharmacology and neurodevelopment of pediatric bipolar disorder.

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