January 8, 2008: The Medicated Child

David Axelson, M.D., was the co-director of the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Services Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Here he discussed the process for diagnosing bipolar in children; the difficulty of finding appropriate treatments for them, both medically and in the existing health care system; and his clinic's decision to avoid funding from pharmaceutical companies. This is the edited transcript of an interview conducted on Aug. 2, 2007.  Read More