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The Child and Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Services (CABS) inpatient unit is an acute care program specialized in the assessment and treatment of adolescents who have bipolar disorder or who are at risk to have bipolar disorder. Our well-trained inpatient team provides developmentally sensitive, adolescent-oriented, family-focused assessment and treatment approaches including bipolar disorder specific workbooks and mood monitoring tools that are developed by CABS. Our novel multi-layered assessment approach facilitates early and correct identification (e.g., both diagnosing and ruling out) of bipolar disorder. We also provide consultation for children under the age of 14 who are admitted to other inpatient units. Parent support groups are held in the evening in addition to individual family meetings. For continuity of care, outpatient treatment teams are consulted, and we provide a detailed report of our diagnostic assessment and treatment recommendations to the outpatient provider. CABS inpatient and outpatient services work as a team for diagnostic/treatment discussions and appropriate referrals.

If your child displays symptoms that suggest bipolar disorder and you would like more information or to schedule an appointment, call and a CABS clinician will talk with you about whether an evaluation at the CABS program will be appropriate.

CABS Outpatient Clinic:
(412) 246-5238

Inpatient Referrals:
(412) 246-6094
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