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    1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Bipolar Disorder - Topic Overview

      Omega-3 fatty acids are found in marine or plant sources,such as fish oil and flaxseed oil. Preliminary studies suggest that people with bipolar disorder who take omega-3 fatty acids have a significantly longer period in which their mood is stable with no episodes of depression or mania (remission). 1 There are few,if any,negative side effects of taking omega-3 fatty acids. Loose stools ...

    2. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - 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.

    3. 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.

    4. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - Topic Overview

      Bipolar disorder in children and teens and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) share some similar characteristics. It is possible for a child to have both conditions,but certain characteristics help distinguish one from the other: Comparing symptoms of bipolar disorder and ADHD Symptoms of bipolar disorder Symptoms of ADHD The child throws violent,destructive temper tantrums that ...

    5. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - Exams and Tests

      There are no lab tests for bipolar disorder. Instead, your doctor will ask detailed questions about your symptoms.

    6. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - Health Tools

      Healthwise information on bipolar disorder.

    7. Mood-Stabilizing Medicines for Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

      Drug details for Mood-stabilizing medications for bipolar disorder.

    8. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - 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.

    9. Differences Between ADHD and Bipolar Disorder in Children - Symptoms

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

    10. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - Treatment Overview

      Although mood changes and other symptoms associated with bipolar disorder are challenging, they can be managed effectively.

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