Boris Birmaher MD. is director of the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Services program at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital and the endowed chai in Early-Onset Bipolar Disease and professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. This podcast addresses two research questions: 1) Who among children and adolescents are at risk to develop bipolar spectrum disorder and 2) among patients who develop this disorder, who is at risk for recurrence? This discussion showcases a controlled-prospective, 20-year duration research study of children at higher risk because at least one of their parents has this disorder.
Hafeman DM, Merranko J, Birmaher D Toward the Definition of a Bipolar Prodrome: Dimensional Predictors of Bipolar Spectrum Disorders in At-Risk Youths. Am J Psychiatry 2016 Jul 1;173(7):695-704.
Goldstein BJ, Birmaher B, Youngstrom EA. Diagnostic and Treatment Challenges in Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents Special Reports, Bipolar Disorder, Child Adolescent Psychiatry. https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/special-reports/diagnostic-and-treatment-challenges-bipolar-disorder-children-and-adolescents