Your Child Does Not Have Bipolar Disorder

The bad science and misdiagnosis of childhood bipolar disorder.

Stuart L. Kaplan, M.D., is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine.

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The major context for this blog is the publication of my book, Your Child Does Not Have Bipolar Disorder: How Bad Science and Good Public Relations Created the Diagnosis. I'm a fierce critic of the diagnosis in children and its overdiagnosis in adolescents. My book describes the failures of organized psychiatry, the pharmaceutical industry, and the media that led to the acceptance of the disorder.In this blog I go beyond what is in the book to extend my critique to current developments about bipolar disorder in children and adolescents. 

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