Early Onset Bipolar Disorder in a 5.5 years- old Child: A Case Report

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Mina Zarei 1 , * , Reza Bidaki 2 , Mitra Hakim-Shooshtari 3

1 MD. Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran

3 Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Zarei M , Bidaki R, Hakim-Shooshtari M. Early Onset Bipolar Disorder in a 5.5 years- old Child: A Case Report, Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2011 ; 5(2):143-5.

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Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: 5 (2); 143-5
Published Online: December 31, 2011
Article Type: Case Report
Received: June 30, 2010
Revised: November 09, 2010
Accepted: September 16, 2010

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Abstract

Bipolar disorder is a mental disease that can be presented as irritable moodP Pwith affective storms, mixed symptoms of depression and mania, rapid cycles, emotional labiality and irritability during all episodes. A confirmed positive familial history of the disease is the single most robust risk factor for developing the illness. This report presents 5.5 years-old girl with the symptomsP Pof bipolar disorder and with the purpose to draw attention to the diversity of possible symptoms of mood disorders in childhood.

Declaration of interest: None.

Citation: Zarei M, Bidaki R, Hakim-Shooshtari M. Early onset bipolar disorder in a 5.5 years- old child. Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci 2011; 5(2): 143-5.

Keywords

Bipolar disorder Childhood Familial History

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