100204: Bipolar not ADHD - Unrecognized Epidemic of Manic Depressive Illness in Children

About the Course:

This book is intended to make everyone aware of how Bipolar Disorder, otherwise known as Manic Depressive Illness, especially in its atypical forms, is presently misunderstood and misdiagnosed as ADHD, Conduct Disorder, and other related behavioral disorders. It is also intended to make professionals and others who deal with troubled children become competent in identifying this serious and pervasive illness in children and adolescents and of being help to them.

A brief discussion of the etiology and treatment available for this illness and the social ramifications of this illness and its misdiagnosis in children are also included.

The book would be very valuable for psychiatrists, child psychiatrists, other professionals in the mental health fields, and students and professionals interested in child psychiatry and mental health of children.

Author

George Isaac, M.D.

About the Author:

Dr. George Isaac is a Child Psychiatrist who has practiced and taught Child Psychiatry in the U.S., India, and Canada during the past three decades. He has completed studies on the occurrence and manifestations of Bipolar Disorders in children and adolescents, during the past fifteen years and published his findings in professional journals.

Course Objectives:

  1. to become aware of the high prevalence of Bipolar Disorders and its devastating impact

  2. to understand the manifestations of Bipolar Disorders in pre-pubertal children

  3. to understand the manifestations of Bipolar Disorders in adolescent children

  4. to discuss briefly the etiology of Bipolar Disorders

  5. to discuss treatment issues related to Bipolar Disorders

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