Recognizing Parents' Symptoms, Obesity, and Bipolar Depression

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This section of Focus on Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health includes a range of clinically relevant issues including mothers with attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), overweight and obesity in youth with bipolar disorder, and distinguishing features of bipolar and unipolar depression in preschool children.

Given the heritability of ADHD, children with ADHD are likely to have a parent with the disorder. Chronis-Tuscano and colleagues assessed whether treating mothers with ADHD improved the mothers’ ADHD symptoms and parenting behaviors. ​​

J Clin Psychiatry 2008;69(12):1937