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Bipolar Disorder Health Center

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  1. 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 ...

  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 - Home Treatment

    There are steps you can take at home to reduce your child's symptoms of bipolar disorder.

  4. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - Health Tools

    Healthwise information provided on managing a manic episode in adolescents.

  5. 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.

  6. Antipsychotics for Child and Teen Bipolar Disorder

    Drug details for Antipsychotics for childhood and adolescent bipolar disorder.

  7. Bipolar Disorder - Home Treatment

    Home treatment is important in bipolar disorder.

  8. 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.

  9. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - 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.

  10. 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 ...

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