New York Daily News - The Daily Checkup: Mood Disorders Are Now Seen As Common In Children And Adolescents

 – January 30, 2013  –– 

As recently as 20 years ago, doctors thought that mood disorders like major depression and bipolar only existed in adults. “Now we’re increasingly aware that mood disorders are very common before adulthood and most often have an onset during adolescence,” says Dr. Vilma Gabbay from The Mount Sinai Medical Center. “These pediatric mood disorders can manifest as an alteration in mood, whether as depression — as a low-level mood — or bipolar, which alternates between low mood and high feeling,” says Dr. Gabbay.
- Dr. Vilma Gabbay, Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Chief of the Pediatric Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, The Mount Sinai Medical Center
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