Special Issue "At the Frontiers of Bipolar Disorder"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 January 2021) | Viewed by 9183
Interests: bipolar disorder; pediatric; irritability; mixed depression; rapid cycling; suicidal ideation; suicidal behavior; prognosis; lithium; memantine; psychoeducation
Bipolar disorder in children and adolescents (Pediatric Bipolar Disorder (PBD)) is increasingly recognized across the world as a prevalent and highly morbid disorder, with a high risk of co-occurring substance abuse, anxiety disorders, and mortality from suicide and comorbid medical illnesses. PBD remains frequently under- or misdiagnosed, and under- or mistreated, often for years. Early identification and timely treatment can reduce disability and the mortality associated with PBD.
We invite authors to submit review articles, original research articles, and commentaries related to recent advances in (but not restricted to) the following topics:
- Clinical features preceding the onset of the disorder;
- Developmental psychopathology, including the importance of mixed manic-depressive clinical presentation and ultra-rapid cycling;
- Risk factors for an unfavorable long-term outcome, including risk factors for nonsuicidal self-injury, suicidal ideation and behavior;
- Information on innovative psychotherapeutic and pharmacological treatments.
Prof. Dr. Stefano Vicari
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- bipolar disorder
- mixed depression
- rapid cycling
- suicidal ideation
- suicidal behavior