Bipolar Affective Disorder In Adolescents

José Antonio de Lima Neto, Pedro Henrique Gomes Sudário Lins, Carlos Magno Alencar Dias de Oliveira, Emerson Pier de Almeida, Francisco Ananias Mamede de Morais Junio, Leandro Eduardo Sena Oliveira, Ricardo Oliveira Alexandre, Sonilde Saraiva Januário, Edglê Pedro de Sousa Filho, Uilna Natércia Soares Feitosa, Maryldes Lucena Bezerra de Oliveira, Martha Maria Macedo Bezerra (+1 others)
2015 International Archives of Medicine  
Bipolar disorder (BD) is a chronic condition characterized by mood swings that is not rarely presented in adolescents. The presence of comorbid disorders is believed to affect negatively the patient's state. It has been investigated predictors and risk factors for this disease and it might be a path to get more understanding about the psychopathology underneath the BD. The concomitant substance use disorders in a bipolar individual are a challenge to achieve a successful treatment. The
more » ... tment. The diagnosis of BD is still not clearly stablished, as well as the most effective treatment is still controversial and undefined. Suicide in a depressive frame of bipolar disorder is one of the biggest concerns for the medicine field.
doi:10.3823/1722 fatcat:2eb33ethcnhffntifcqxqijukq