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Your child's risk of developing bipolar disorder or other mood disorders increases.
There are steps you can take at home to reduce your child's symptoms of bipolar disorder.
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.
Drug details for Mood-stabilizing medications for bipolar disorder.
The cause of bipolar disorder is not well understood, although evidence suggests that the disorder runs in families
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.
Although mood changes and other symptoms associated with bipolar disorder are challenging, they can be managed effectively.
Bipolar disorder causes extreme mood swings, from feeling overly energetic (mania) to feeling very sad or having low energy (depression).
All types of bipolar disorder consist of cycles of mania (or hypomania, a less severe form of mania) and depression.
Bipolar disorder cannot be prevented, but often the mood swings can be controlled with medications.
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