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Caption: For those who experienced the onset of bipolar disorder in childhood (under 13 years old), the average time before first treatment was more than 16 years.
Credit: Copyright © 2007 by Mosby, an affiliate of Elsevier Inc. Leverich G.S., Post R.M., Keck Jr. P.E., Altshuler L.L., Frye M.A., Kupka R.W., et al. "The Poor Prognosis of Childhood Onset Bipolar Disorder." J Pediatr 2007;150:485-90.
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