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    1. 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.

    2. 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 ...

    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: Hypomanic Episodes - Health Tools

      Healthwise information on bipolar disorder.

    5. Bipolar Disorder - 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.

    6. Mood Stabilizers for Child and Teen Bipolar Disorder

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

    7. Bipolar Disorder - When To Call a Doctor

      If you have bipolar disorder, call or other emergency services.

    8. Bipolar Disorder - 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 ...

    9. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - 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

      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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