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  1. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - Home Treatment

    There are steps you can take at home to reduce your child's symptoms of bipolar disorder.

  2. Mood Stabilizers for Child and Teen Bipolar Disorder

    Drug details for Mood stabilizers for childhood and adolescent bipolar disorder.

  3. Antipsychotics for the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

    Drug details for Antipsychotics for the treatment of bipolar disorder.

  4. Bipolar Disorder - Medications

    Although your family doctor can prescribe medications to treat bipolar disorder, you will probably be referred to a psychiatrist, who is trained specifically in the medications used to treat mental disorders.

  5. Bipolar Disorder: Preventing Manic Episodes

    The more you know about bipolar disorder, the better you will be able to cope with this lifelong illness. There are many steps that you can take-or help a loved one take-to recognize and better manage manic episodes.Learn the warning signs of a manic episode and get early treatment to avoid disruption in your life.At the same time each day, record your mood and any symptoms.Take medicines as ...

  6. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - Prevention

    Bipolar disorder cannot be prevented. However, there are ways to help manage or prevent mood changes.

  7. Bipolar Disorder - Home Treatment

    Home treatment is important in bipolar disorder.

  8. Bipolar Disorder in Children: School Issues - Topic Overview

    Even with treatment,symptoms of bipolar disorder can be difficult to manage and can make school challenging. Regular and honest communication with your child and his or her teachers,guidance counselors,coaches,and school administrators can be the most important factor in helping your child succeed. Education professionals are experts at helping students with special needs,but in order to ...

  9. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - When To Call a Doctor

    Call or other emergency services immediately if your child makes threats or attempts to harm himself or herself or another person, or shows warning signs of suicide.

  10. Bipolar Disorder in Children: Helping Your Child Prevent Manic Episodes

    Key pointsThe more you know about bipolar disorder, the better you will be able to help your child or adolescent cope with this lifelong illness. There are many steps your child can take to help avoid manic episodes and to recognize and deal with an episode when symptoms begin. Your child should:Exercise, eat a balanced diet, get a good night's sleep, and keep a consistent schedule to reduce ...

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