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Bipolar Disorder Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Bipolar Disorder

  1. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - Medications

    While medications to treat bipolar disorder have been well studied for use in adults, there are few long - term studies that confirm the effectiveness and safety of mood stabilizers in children and adolescents with bipolar disorder.

  2. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - 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.

  3. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - What Happens

    Often the first signs of bipolar disorder are severe moodiness, unhappiness, or other symptoms of depression.

  4. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - What Increases Your Risk

    Your child's risk of developing bipolar disorder or other mood disorders increases.

  5. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - Topic Overview

    Bipolar disorder (also called manic - depressive disorder) is an illness that causes extreme mood changes that alternate between manic episodes of abnormally high energy and the extreme lows of depression.

  6. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - Symptoms

    All types of bipolar disorder consist of cycles of mania (or hypomania, a less severe form of mania) and depression.

  7. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - Topic Overview

    Several conditions regularly occur along with bipolar disorder that initially may share some of the same features. Conditions that might be present along with bipolar disorder in children and adolescents include: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder,a behavioral condition in which people have trouble paying attention,may be more active than normal,and tend to act without thinking. ...

  8. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - Prevention

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

  9. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - Prevention

    Bipolar disorder cannot be prevented, but often the mood swings can be controlled with medications.

  10. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - When To Call a Doctor

    If you have bipolar disorder, call or other emergency services.

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