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    1. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - Home Treatment

      Home treatment is important in bipolar disorder.

    2. Mood-Stabilizing Medicines for Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

      Drug details for Mood-stabilizing medications for bipolar disorder.

    3. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - Prevention

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

    4. Mood Stabilizers for Child and Teen Bipolar Disorder

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

    5. 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.

    6. 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 ...

    7. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - Other Treatment

      Almost all people who have bipolar disorder need medication. But counseling is also important to help you cope with work and relationship struggles related to your illness.

    8. 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 ...

    9. Antipsychotics for the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

      Drug details for Antipsychotics for the treatment of bipolar disorder.

    10. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - Topic Overview

      Hypomanic episodes can occur in people who have mood disorders. Hypomanic episodes are less severe than manic episodes,although a hypomanic episode can still interfere with your ability to function properly. Hypomania may be diagnosed if: A distinct period of elevated or irritable mood occurs in which the mood is clearly different from a regular nondepressed mood. Three or more of the ...

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