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  1. 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.

  2. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - Exams and Tests

    There is no laboratory test to diagnose bipolar disorder.

  3. Topic Overview

    Several conditions regularly occur along with bipolar disorder that initially may share some of the same features. Conditions that might be present along with bipolar disorder in children and adolescents include: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder,a behavioral condition in which people have trouble paying attention,may be more active than normal,and tend to act without thinking. ...

  4. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - What Happens

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

  5. Bipolar Disorder - Treatment Overview

    Although there is no cure for bipolar disorder, it can be effectively treated with a combination of medications and counseling.

  6. Bipolar Disorder - Health Tools

    Healthwise information on bipolar disorder.

  7. Bipolar Disorder - Medications

    Although your family doctor can prescribe medications to treat bipolar disorder, you will probably be referred to a psychiatrist, who is trained specifically in the medications used to treat mental disorders.

  8. 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.

  9. Bipolar Disorder - Exams and Tests

    There are no lab tests for bipolar disorder. Instead, your doctor will ask detailed questions about your symptoms.

  10. Bipolar Disorder - 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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