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    1. Antipsychotics for the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

      Drug details for Antipsychotics for the treatment of bipolar disorder.

    2. 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.

    3. Bipolar Disorder - Symptoms

      Bipolar disorder causes extreme mood swings, from feeling overly energetic (mania) to feeling very sad or having low energy (depression).

    4. 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 ...

    5. Bipolar Disorder - Topic Overview

      Hypomanic episodes can occur in people who have mood disorders. Hypomanic episodes are less severe than manic episodes,although a hypomanic episode can still interfere with your ability to function properly. Hypomania may be diagnosed if: A distinct period of elevated or irritable mood occurs in which the mood is clearly different from a regular nondepressed mood. Three or more of the ...

    6. Bipolar Disorder - Topic Overview

      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.

    7. Antipsychotics for Child and Teen Bipolar Disorder

      Drug details for Antipsychotics for childhood and adolescent bipolar disorder.

    8. Bipolar Disorder - 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.

    9. Bipolar Disorder - What Happens

      Often the first signs of bipolar disorder are severe moodiness, unhappiness, or other symptoms of depression.

    10. Bipolar Disorder - Cause

      The cause of bipolar disorder is not well understood, although evidence suggests that the disorder runs in families

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