Manic-depressive illness in children: treatment with lithium carbonate.


Journal Article

A behavior questionnaire was used retrospectively in 21 manic-depressive children to quantitate manic-depressive behaviors before and after treatment with lithium carbonate. The study children were matched with 21 control children for age, race, sex, and socioeconomic status. The study children had significantly more seizures, relatives with psychotic disorders, allergies, food sensitivities, headaches, and abnormal behaviors in all categories measured. During treatment, manic-depressive children had a statistically significant reduction in disturbed behavior. This behavior, however, was still significantly more disturbed than normal control children.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Younes, RP; DeLong, GR; Neiman, G; Rosner, B

Published Date

  • October 1, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 364 - 368

PubMed ID

  • 3110260

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3110260

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0883-0738

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/088307388600100409


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States