Choose any of the childhood or adolescent disorders covered in the assigned readings in this unit
bipolar disorder. Discover and review sources of information on the disorder. Then respond to these topics:
Debate the pros and cons of a current issue or controversy related to the diagnosis (not treatment) of this disorder. Be sure to consider the cultural and ethnic aspects and impact of the diagnosis.
Present your arguments for the components of a state-of-the-art assessment that are needed to properly diagnose this disorder in children and adolescents. Be sure to consider:
Diagnostic ethical issues.
Sensitivity to diversity.
In recent years, there have been heated controversies about attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Perhaps the most heated current controversy involves the diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents.
Identify and summarize two articles on this controversy, and outline the primary points of disagreement.
Take a position on the controversy and justify it.
Is this a condition that has been improperly under-diagnosed in minors, or are proponents over-diagnosing bipolar disorder in difficult minors?
Support your arguments with appropriate citations.
Discussion one template:
PLEASE USE THIS TEMPLATE IN YOUR RESPONSE
Choose any of the childhood or adolescent disorders covered in the assigned
readings in this unit except bipolar disorder. Discover and review sources of
information on the disorder. For distinguished performance at least one source
should be a peer-reviewed journal.
Use the following as a template for your post:
Disorder discussed is: ________________
1. The current diagnostic issue or controversy that will be explored
(debating both pros and cons) is as follows:
Be sure to consider the cultural and ethnic aspects and impact of the diagnosis.
2. To provide state-of-the-art assessment to properly diagnose this
disorder in children and adolescents, the following is needed:
Be sure to cover diagnostic ethical issues, sensitivity to diversity, and etiological
As always, delete any text in italics and only use the standard font (title and #1 and
#2) in your response.
Discussion Two Template:
Identify and summarize two articles on the controversy regarding the diagnosis of bipolar
disorder in children & adolescents. Outline point of disagreement. Do not include italics text in
Bipolar Disorder in Children & Adolescents
Ã‚Â· Controversy summary:
Ã‚Â· Justify arguments for EITHER a case of under-diagnosis or over-diagnosis of bipolar disorder
in difficult minors:
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