Unformatted text preview: They don’t have many reliable tools to use, no blood tests to perform or other ways of gathering clinical date. It seems that it would also be hard to reproduce the same results over and over again, which is also a sign of good scientific research and findings. They have used brain scans to try and diagnose this disorder, but they haven’t been able to find many instances of repeated patterns in their findings. It was stated the even among the ‘experts’ there isn’t consensus regarding what symptoms constitute a clear case of bipolar disorder. In the opinion of the one child psychologist cited in the article, she saw 30 children that had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but in her opinion only two showed true signs of the malady. The behaviors exhibited by the children could come from many different sources, including just the frustrations that come with normal childhood development....
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This note was uploaded on 06/27/2010 for the course BIOLOGY 10 taught by Professor Bradshaw during the Spring '10 term at Utah Valley University.
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