Other Conditions With Symptoms Similar to Child and Teen Bipolar Disorder
Several conditions have symptoms similar to
bipolar disorder in children and teens. At first,
symptoms may be so similar that your child can be misdiagnosed with another
condition when, in fact, your child has bipolar disorder. But bipolar disorder
is a condition with distinct features that a doctor can separately diagnose
with a proper evaluation.
illness that causes a person to feel sad and hopeless for much of the
Schizophrenia, a severe brain illness
that, without treatment, interferes with the ability to think clearly, manage
emotions, and interact with other people. It causes symptoms such as
hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, and disorganized thinking.