There has been an increasing trend in pediatric clients with mood disorders entering occupational therapy over the last few years. One practitioner discusses using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), among other strategies, for pediatric clients. (Advance, 28(15):17) Read more.
Children and teens with bipolar disorder experience unusual and extreme mood changes, which can affect energy and behavior. These changes are different from normal childhood and adolescent ups and downs. At times, those with bipolar disorder feel very happy and are much more active than usual. But other times, they feel extremely sad and are much less active.
Roberto Lewis-Fernández, MD
Director of the Hispanic Treatment Program, New York State Psychiatric Institute
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University
Lecturer on Social Medicine, Harvard University
Ron Rapee, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychology
Director, Centre for Emotional Health
Alec Pollard, PhD
Founder and Director
Anxiety Disorders Center
Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute
Community and Family Medicine
St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri