The Diagnostic Swamp of Childhood Bipolar Disorder NOS

Just published in one of the world’s leading psychiatric journals is a study documenting the dramatic change in bipolar disorder NOS (not otherwise specified) diagnosed in children and adolescents aged 2 to 19 years from 1999 to 2010.

Aristotle Meets Managed Care

Similar to virtuous tobacco company publicist, virtuous used car salesman, and virtuous bill collector, virtuous is the last word that might come to mind when thinking of a psychopharmacologist. Relentless vilification in the press and in several recent books has shaped the public’s aversion to psychopharmacology.

Surprise in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder Guidelines

Unexpectedly, the AACAP bipolar disorder guidelines were published next to a sharply critical commentary

Torturing the Mentally Ill

Placing mentally ill prisoners in solitary confinement is barbaric

New Link Between Stimulant Treatment and Heart Disease

New study finds link between rarely occurring heart disease and stimulant use in children with ADHD

Looking for Reasons to Read the Research Literature

Is Your Doctor Reading the Mental Health Research Literature?

Autism and Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

Is irritability diagnostic of bipolar disorder in autistic children?

A Case of Pediatric Bipolar Misdiagnosis Grown Up

Internationally reknowned Australian child psychiatrist, Dr. Peter Parry, provides nightmarish case history of misdiagnosed pediatric bipolar disorder

Medical (Mis)Education and Child Bipolar Disorder

Mental health professionals are often misled about the diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children.

The Feelings of Children with ADHD

What feelings are associated with ADHD?

DSM-5 and Child Neglect and Abuse

Is there a diagnostic dilemma with child abuse and neglect in DSM-5?

DMDD: The Wrong Diagnosis in the Wrong Place

What's wrong with DSM-5 Disruptive Mood Dysregulation DIsorder?

Irritable Children

Irritability in childhood does not predict bipolar disorder in adulthood

Have You Lost Your Mind?

Is the mind in the brain?

NIMH Greases the Skids for Bipolar Disorder in Children

NIMH repeats its contribution to the child bipolar disorder fad

Child Bipolar Disorder

NIMH Child Bipolar study creates only the illusion of a disorder

Ten Reasons I Love DSM

Although vilified, there is much to love about DSM

Location, Location, Location

Clinic location accounts for response to child bipolar disorder drugs

Stimulants Safer Than Aspirin?

Is it necessary to apologize for prescribing stimulants for ADHD?

Credulity Stretched

Did the TEAM study patients have bipolar disorder? Two recent published commentaries raise questions.

Romantic Love and Hypomania in Adolescence

DSM criteria for romantic love?

Small Unicorns:Update on DSM 5 Bipolar Disorder in Children

Changes in DSM 5 intended to reduce the overdiagnosis of child bipolar disorder may have the opposite effect

Drama at October, 2012, Child Psychiatry Meeting

Child psychiatric leaders disagree about diagnosis of child bipolar disorder

The Other Tea Party

Child Bipolar Disorder Study Goes Through the Looking Glass

Do We Remember Our Childhoods Accurately?

More bad science in childhood bipolar disorder.

Sailing for the Indies but Landing in America

At Sea with Child Bipolar Disorder

Flaws in Child Bipolar Diagnostic Instruments

Breaking news about flaws in research tools that were used to make child bipolar diagnoses.

The Geography of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder, Part II

An American fad is analyzed by an Australian child psychiatrist.

The Geography of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

A distinguished Australian child psychiatrist, Dr. Peter Parry, writes a guest post providing an international perspective on the diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children