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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. Antipsychotics for Child and Teen Bipolar Disorder

    Drug details for Antipsychotics for childhood and adolescent bipolar disorder.

  4. Mood Stabilizers for Child and Teen Bipolar Disorder

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Bipolar Disorder - Topic Overview

    Omega-3 fatty acids are found in marine or plant sources,such as fish oil and flaxseed oil. Preliminary studies suggest that people with bipolar disorder who take omega-3 fatty acids have a significantly longer period in which their mood is stable with no episodes of depression or mania (remission). 1 There are few,if any,negative side effects of taking omega-3 fatty acids. Loose stools ...

  8. Bipolar Disorder - Home Treatment

    Home treatment is important in bipolar disorder.

  9. 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.

  10. Bipolar Disorder - Exams and Tests

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

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