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.
1. Write “for” or “against” in the subject line of your Discussion post.
2. Evaluate diagnosis of pediatric bipolar depression disorder
3. Analyze consequences to diagnosing/failing to diagnose pediatric bipolar depression disorder
4. Based on the position you take, justify whether or not pediatric bipolar depression disorder should be diagnosed.