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Bipolar Disorder Health Center

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  1. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - 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 ...

  2. Antipsychotics for the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

    Drug details for Antipsychotics for the treatment of bipolar disorder.

  3. 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.

  4. 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).

  5. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - Topic Overview

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

  6. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - Exams and Tests

    There is no laboratory test to diagnose bipolar disorder.

  7. Antipsychotics for Child and Teen Bipolar Disorder

    Drug details for Antipsychotics for childhood and adolescent bipolar disorder.

  8. 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 ...

  9. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - Home Treatment

    Home treatment is important in bipolar disorder.

  10. 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.

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