Are Too Many Kids Being Labeled Bipolar?Jan 31st, 2011 | By Dr. Jeffrey Huttman Ph.D.
A recent article in Slate magazine, explored the recent upsurge in diagnoses of bipolar disorder in children. Writer Darshak Sanghavi suggests that the popular diagnosis may be overused, and may be preventing other serious mental health issues from being fully recognized and treated. In 2006, a highly-publicized tragedy highlighted the danger of diagnosing and young children with adult disorders and overusing psychiatric medications. Four-year-old Rebecca Riley died from an overdose of