Distinguishing ADHD from juvenile bipolar disorderA guide for primary care PAsCompton, Kara MSPAS, PA-C, OTR; Taylor, Lloyd PhD; Carlozzi, Noelle MA; Fortson, Beverly MA; Bushardt, Reamer L. PharmD, PA-C; Askins, David G. Jr MD; Barkley, Russell A. PhD, ABPDPAuthor Information Kara Compton works in obstetrics and gynecology at the Women’s Clinic in West Reading, Pa. Lloyd Taylor is Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, The Citadel, Charleston, SC. Noelle Carlozzi is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at Indiana University, Bloomington. Beverly Fortson is Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of South Carolina, Aiken. Reamer Bushardt is Program Director, Department of Clinical Services, College of Health Professions, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. David Askins is Professor and Chairman, Department of Clinical Services, Medical University of South Carolina. Russell Barkley is Research Professor, Department of Psychiatry, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse. The authors have indicated no relationships to disclose relating to the content of this article. Journal of the American Academy of PAs: December 2006 - Volume 19 - Issue 12 - p 41-48 Buy SDC Abstract Pediatric clinicians should know how to distinguish juvenile-onset bipolar disorder from ADHD, since arriving at the right diagnosis is essential to providing the most effective treatment. © 2006 American Academy of Physician Assistants.