Student Well-Being Report Roundup

Bipolar Disorder in Children, Youths

By Mary C. Breaden — September 10, 2007 1 min read
  • Save to favorites
  • Print

The U.S. standard for clinical diagnoses of children and youths with bipolar disorder may need further assessment for reliability and accuracy, concludes a report published in the September issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry.

A team of researchers, led by Mark Olfson, a professor at Columbia University, based their conclusions on a sample of 1,000 people under the age of 19. They found a 40 percent increase in the number of office visits for children and adolescents with bipolar disorder between 1994 and 2003, signifying the importance of improving diagnostic criteria.

Research on medication specifically for children with bipolar disorder remains lacking, the study adds, demonstrating a need for the well-developed diagnosis criteria.

“National Trends in the Outpatient Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Youth” is available at the Archives of General Psychiatry.

Related Tags:

A version of this article appeared in the September 12, 2007 edition of Education Week

Events

This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Student Well-Being Webinar
Stronger Together: Integrating Social and Emotional Supports in an Equity-Based MTSS
Decades of research have shown that when schools implement evidence-based social and emotional supports and programming, academic achievement increases. The impact of these supports – particularly for students of color, students from low-income communities, English
Content provided by Illuminate Education
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Student Well-Being Webinar
A Whole Child Approach to Supporting Positive Student Behavior 
To improve student behavior, it’s important to look at the root causes. Social-emotional learning may play a preventative role.

A whole child approach can proactively support positive student behaviors.

Join this webinar to learn how.
Content provided by Panorama
Recruitment & Retention Live Online Discussion A Seat at the Table: Why Retaining Education Leaders of Color Is Key for Student Success
Today, in the United States roughly 53 percent of our public school students are young people of color, while approximately 80 percent of the educators who lead their classrooms, schools, and districts are white. Racial

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Teacher Jobs
Search over ten thousand teaching jobs nationwide — elementary, middle, high school and more.
View Jobs
Principal Jobs
Find hundreds of jobs for principals, assistant principals, and other school leadership roles.
View Jobs
Administrator Jobs
Over a thousand district-level jobs: superintendents, directors, more.
View Jobs
Support Staff Jobs
Search thousands of jobs, from paraprofessionals to counselors and more.
View Jobs

Read Next

Student Well-Being Q&A Communications Expert Explains: How to Talk to Parents About COVID Vaccination
A Johns Hopkins University expert discusses a new training project on how to communicate about the sensitive issue.
7 min read
Anti-vaccine mandate protesters rally outside the garage doors of the Los Angeles Unified School District, LAUSD headquarters in Los Angeles on Sept. 9, 2021. The Los Angeles board of education voted to require students 12 and older to be vaccinated against the coronavirus to attend in-person classes in the nation's second-largest school district.
Anti-vaccine mandate protesters rally outside the Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters in September, 2021.
Damian Dovarganes/AP
Student Well-Being What the Research Says New Research Shows How Bad the Pandemic Has Been for Student Mental Health
Researchers say the road to recovery will be a long one.
4 min read
2016 Opinion ELL 840293800
E+/Getty
Student Well-Being Letter to the Editor Policymakers Must Prioritize SEL
SEL is important both to help students overcome challenges caused by the pandemic and to build resilience in the longterm, says this letter to the editor.
1 min read
Illustration of an open laptop receiving an email.
iStock/Getty
Student Well-Being Opinion Grief Has Engulfed the Learning Environment. Here's What Can Help
Three strategies to bring grief-responsive teaching into your classroom.
Brittany R. Collins
5 min read
Conceptual illustration of a stressed and unhappy person under a storm of negative emotions and viruses
fedrelena/iStock