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McCarthy, J.B. Dobroshi, Z. (2014). Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Psychosis in Children. J. Infant Child Adolesc. Psychother., 13(3):249-261.

(2014). Journal of Infant, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy, 13(3):249-261

Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Psychosis in Children

James B. McCarthy and Zana Dobroshi

Major depression and bipolar disorder in children and adolescents are diagnosed with criteria that are similar to those which are used with adults. Developmental differences occur in the symptom trajectories of both disorders which are highly heterogeneous and stem from poorly understood interactions of multidimensional risk factors. Mood disorder-related psychotic symptoms in children and adolescents frequently reflect severe patterns of illness and require comprehensive assessment and sustained, multimodal treatment approaches.

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