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  1. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - Topic Overview

    Children or teens with bipolar disorder, also called manic - depressive disorder, have moods with extreme ups and downs.

  2. Mood Stabilizers for Child and Teen Bipolar Disorder

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

  3. 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 ...

  4. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - Prevention

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

  5. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - Exams and Tests

    There is no laboratory test to diagnose bipolar disorder.

  6. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - Health Tools

    Healthwise information provided on managing a manic episode in adolescents.

  7. 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.

  8. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - 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.

  9. Bipolar Disorder - Treatment Overview

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

  10. Bipolar Disorder - 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.

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