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MORAES, Renata Garcia de Almeida; GON, Márcia Cristina Caserta  and  ZAZULA, Robson. Bipolar disorder in children and adolescents: criterions to diagnostic and review of psychosocial interventions. Psico (Porto Alegre) [online]. 2016, vol.47, n.1, pp.77-87. ISSN 1980-8623.

The bipolar disorder is a chronic, recurrent and incothercitating mental disease. Although with children and adolescents could occur differently than in adult age. The aim of this study was review and analyze empirical studies of psychosocial interventions for bipolar disorder with children and adolescents related to objectives, method, main results and data discussion. A systematic review was performance of 21 psychosocial intervention’s articles, published between 1999 and 2014. The results showed diversity related to investigated variables, such as method, experimental design, sample, instruments and themes. Despite this, the studies demonstrated efficacy in some aspects investigated, specially communication and information to patients and their families. It suggests researches about bipolar disorder in children and adolescents to contribute for a large number of actions and intervention programs directly to this population.

Keywords : Bipolar disorder; Childhood; Adolescence; Psychosocial intervention.

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