Mclean Hospital

Video: What Is Known About Irritability in Children and Adolescents?

Available with English captions.

Daniel P. Dickstein, MD, FAAP, McLean Hospital – McLean Forum

Irritability is the most common reason children are brought for psychiatric evaluation in both emergency department and outpatient settings. Irritability is a diagnostic symptom or associated feature of multiple psychiatric disorders. Childhood irritability is associated with substantial impairment in adulthood, including decreased financial attainment and suicide.

This talk focuses on the impact of irritability, research to date about irritability related to bipolar disorder in children, and new ways of approaching irritability—for the ultimate improvement in how we diagnose and treat people struggling with irritability.

November 12, 2020

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