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    1. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - Topic Overview

      You may feel frustrated around a person with bipolar disorder who is having a manic episode. The high energy level can be tiring or even frightening. The person may also actually enjoy the mania and may not take medications,which can prolong the episode. In addition,the person may say and do unusual or hurtful things. You can help during a manic episode by doing the following: Spend time ...

    2. Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Bipolar Disorder - 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 ...

    3. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - 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.

    4. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - Medications

      Although your family doctor can prescribe medications to treat bipolar disorder, you will probably be referred to a psychiatrist, who is trained specifically in the medications used to treat mental disorders.

    5. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - Exams and Tests

      There is no laboratory test to diagnose bipolar disorder.

    6. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - Prevention

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

    7. Differences Between ADHD and Bipolar Disorder in Children - Symptoms

      All types of bipolar disorder consist of cycles of mania (or hypomania, a less severe form of mania) and depression.

    8. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - Health Tools

      Healthwise information provided on managing a manic episode in adolescents.

    9. Mood-Stabilizing Medicines for Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

      Drug details for Mood-stabilizing medications for bipolar disorder.

    10. Antipsychotics for Child and Teen Bipolar Disorder

      Drug details for Antipsychotics for childhood and adolescent bipolar disorder.

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