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    1. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - Symptoms

      Bipolar disorder causes extreme mood swings, from feeling overly energetic (mania) to feeling very sad or having low energy (depression).

    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 - Medications

      While medications to treat bipolar disorder have been well studied for use in adults, there are few long - term studies that confirm the effectiveness and safety of mood stabilizers in children and adolescents with bipolar disorder.

    4. 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.

    5. 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 ...

    6. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - Symptoms

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

    7. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - What Increases Your Risk

      Bipolar disorder can run in the family. Find information on the risk factors for bipolar disorder including alcohol or drug abuse, stress, and genetics.

    8. 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.

    9. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - Cause

      The cause of bipolar disorder is not well understood, although evidence suggests that the disorder runs in families

    10. Antipsychotics for Child and Teen Bipolar Disorder

      Drug details for Antipsychotics for childhood and adolescent bipolar disorder.

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