News-Medical - Improved Pediatric Bipolar Screen Unveiled - Eleanor McDermid
Researchers have developed a screening instrument for detecting bipolar disorder in children and adolescents from the general population. Sophia Frangou, MD, Senior Faculty of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and team based the screen on the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) because of its cross-cultural generalizability, despite the "limited success" of previous screens based on this tool. Rather than using the summary scores for the existing CBCL behavioral domains, an expert panel selected 19 CBCL items that directly related to the DSM-V diagnostic criteria for mania.
-Dr. Sophia Frangou, Senior Faculty, Psychiatry, Chief, Psychosis Research Program, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai