Differentiating bipolar disorder in Turkish prepubertal children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

DILER R. S. , UĞUZ S., Seydaoglu G. , EROL N., Avci A.

BIPOLAR DISORDERS, cilt.9, ss.243-251, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and bipolar disorder (BPD) in children are frequently comorbid conditions. Because the coexistence of ADHD and mania seriously complicates the course of the condition and the treatment of children, diagnosing or missing this comorbidity has important clinical implications. There are very few systematic studies on the subject in the literature and BPD in children is not recognized or studied in most countries other than the USA. We aimed to differentiate Turkish prepubertal children with ADHD from those with comorbid ADHD and BPD and compare their clinical characteristics.