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  1. Antipsychotics for Child and Teen Bipolar Disorder

    Drug details for Antipsychotics for childhood and adolescent bipolar disorder.

  2. Bipolar Disorder in Children: Helping Your Child Prevent Manic Episodes

    Key pointsThe more you know about bipolar disorder, the better you will be able to help your child or adolescent cope with this lifelong illness. There are many steps your child can take to help avoid manic episodes and to recognize and deal with an episode when symptoms begin. Your child should:Exercise, eat a balanced diet, get a good night's sleep, and keep a consistent schedule to reduce ...

  3. Mood Stabilizers for Child and Teen Bipolar Disorder

    Drug details for Mood stabilizers for childhood and adolescent bipolar disorder.

  4. Bipolar Disorder in Children: Other Health Problems That May Occur - 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. ...

  5. Bipolar Disorder in Children: School Issues - 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 ...

  6. Differences Between ADHD and Bipolar Disorder in Children - Topic Overview

    Bipolar disorder in children and teens and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) share some similar characteristics. It is possible for a child to have both conditions,but certain characteristics help distinguish one from the other: Comparing symptoms of bipolar disorder and ADHD Symptoms of bipolar disorder Symptoms of ADHD The child throws violent,destructive temper tantrums that ...

  7. 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.

  8. Bipolar Disorder - Treatment Overview

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

  9. Bipolar Disorder - Symptoms

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

  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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