Dec 12, 2018
Bipolar disorder can be easily overlooked or misdiagnosed in children because it presents differently than adult bipolar disorder. Just 25 years ago, experts believed that bipolar disorder only affected adults—and to suggest otherwise was controversial. However, thanks to the work of child psychiatrist Janet Wozniak, MD, we now know that bipolar disorder also affects children. In this episode, she discusses her work with children struggling with bipolar disorder and why she believes early interventions to diagnose and treat psychiatric disorders in children can be such a powerful force to help her young patients and their families.