Discussion: Pediatric Bipolar Depression Disorder Debate

 

Some debate in the literature exists specific to whether or not bipolar disorder can be diagnosed in childhood. While some have anecdotally argued that it is not possible for children to develop bipolar disorder (as normal features of childhood confound the diagnosis), other sources argue that pediatric bipolar disorder is a fact.

In this Discussion, you engage in a debate as to whether pediatric bipolar disorder is possible to diagnose.

 Assignment

 You will engage in a debate as to whether pediatric bipolar disorder is possible to diagnose. 

    *  YOU WILL ARGUE FOR THE DIAGNOSIS

  • Based on the position you were assigned, justify that pediatric bipolar depression disorder should be diagnosed.

Support your position with evidence and examples.

At least 3 creditable references