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    1. 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.

    2. Mood Stabilizers for Child and Teen Bipolar Disorder

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

    3. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - Health Tools

      Healthwise information on bipolar disorder.

    4. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - 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 ...

    5. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - 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 ...

    6. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - Cause

      The cause of bipolar disorder is not well understood. It runs in families and seems to be linked to an imbalance of brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that help regulate mood.

    7. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - Treatment Overview

      Although there is no cure for bipolar disorder, it can be effectively treated with a combination of medications and counseling.

    8. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - Topic Overview

      Some mood disorders are characterized by manic episodes,periods of abnormally high energy. Behavior may be diagnosed as a manic episode if: An abnormal and continuously elevated (happy or energetic) mood or an irritable mood occurs and lasts at least 5 days. During this elevated or irritable mood,at least three of the following symptoms are present: Inflated self-esteem or unrealistic ...

    9. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - 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 ...

    10. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - Exams and Tests

      There is no laboratory test to diagnose bipolar disorder.

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