In reference to this article, I was curious as to whether there was any indication in the research that bipolar disorder in children was misdiagnosed as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder when those children were in the manic phase?

Eric P. Hupp
Custer, S.D.

The researchers recruited children whose mania was distinct from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Among kids who recovered from bipolar disorder, however, nearly one-third met criteria for ADHD at some point during the follow-up. –B. Bower