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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - Symptoms

    All types of bipolar disorder consist of cycles of mania (or hypomania, a less severe form of mania) and depression.

  4. 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.

  5. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - Prevention

    Bipolar disorder cannot be prevented. However, there are ways to help manage or prevent mood changes.

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

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

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

    There is no laboratory test to diagnose bipolar disorder.

  8. Bipolar Disorder

    Get the facts about bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, including symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatments.

  9. Treatments for Mania in Bipolar Disorder

    Learn more from WebMD about various drug and nondrug treatments for mania in people who suffer from bipolar disorder.

  10. Treating Bipolar Depression

    Learn more from the experts at WebMD about current drug and nondrug treatment options for bipolar disorder.

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