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    1. Bipolar Disorder - 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.

    2. Antipsychotics for Child and Teen Bipolar Disorder

      Drug details for Antipsychotics for childhood and adolescent bipolar disorder.

    3. Bipolar Disorder - Topic Overview

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

    4. Bipolar Disorder - 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 ...

    5. Bipolar Disorder - What Happens

      With bipolar disorder, you alternate between episodes of depression and mania. In between, you may return completely to normal or have some remaining symptoms.

    6. 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 ...

    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: Hypomanic Episodes - Exams and Tests

      There is no laboratory test to diagnose bipolar disorder.

    9. 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.

    10. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - Health Tools

      Healthwise information provided on managing a manic episode in adolescents.

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