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    1. 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.

    2. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - 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.

    3. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - What Increases Your Risk

      Your child's risk of developing bipolar disorder or other mood disorders increases.

    4. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - 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 ...

    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. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - Other Treatment

      Most children who have bipolar disorder need medication. However, other forms of treatment used along with medications play an important role in balancing mood and improving quality of life.

    7. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - When To Call a Doctor

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

    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 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.

    10. 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.

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