This risk calculator estimates the conversion from bipolar disorder - NOS to bipolar I or bipolar II disorder in 8-17 year old children who have a parent with bipolar disorder. It includes items from the literature that have been shown to predict bipolar disorder onset. Instruments should only be administered by trained interviewers. (Birmaher, B., et al. "A Risk Calculator to Predict the Individual Risk of Conversion from Bipolar Not Otherwise Specified to Bipolar Disorder I or II in Youth." under review)
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