Are there bipolar predictors in kids?

Can we predict who will develop bipolar disorder (BD)?

This is the aim of a study instigated four years ago by Professor Phillip Mitchell, head of the school of psychiatry at the University of NSW.

The prospective longitudinal Bipolar Kids and Sibs Study has enrolled 150 children and young adults aged between 12 and 30 who are at risk of (BD) because they have a first degree relative with the disorder. Ten per cent of these individuals can be expected to go on to develop BD.

Presenting at the 14th International