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There is no laboratory test to diagnose bipolar disorder.
Healthwise information provided on managing a manic episode in adolescents.
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.
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. However, there are ways to help manage or prevent mood changes.
There are steps you can take at home to reduce your child's symptoms of bipolar disorder.
Although mood changes and other symptoms associated with bipolar disorder are challenging, they can be managed effectively.
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.
Get the facts about bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, including symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatments.
Learn more from WebMD about various drug and nondrug treatments for mania in people who suffer from bipolar disorder.
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