When children with bipolar disorder grow up

Study reports that symptoms persist into adulthood, and substance abuse is common.

Childhood bipolar disorder remains one of the most controversial diagnoses in psychiatry. A federally funded study does not answer all the questions, but does provide evidence that when the disorder occurs in children, relapses are common and consequences can be severe.

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