In recent years, there have been heated controversies about attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Perhaps the most heated current controversy involves the diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents.
- Identify and summarize two articles on this controversy, and outline the primary points of disagreement.
- Take a position on the controversy and justify it.
- Is this a condition that has been improperly under-diagnosed in minors, or are proponents over-diagnosing bipolar disorder in difficult minors?
- Support your arguments with appropriate citations.
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