Years Delay to First Treatment vs. Age of Onset of Bipolar Symptoms (image) Elsevier Health Sciences Share Print E-Mail 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. Usage Restrictions Journalists: You have permission for one-time use of the figure with acknowledgment and copyright ownership stated. Please use the text below. For the figure in TIFF format, please contact email@example.com Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.