Learning as much as you can about bipolar disorder may help you recognize mood changes in your child as they
begin to occur. Catching and treating these mood changes early may help reduce
the length of the manic or depressive episode and improve the quality of your
There are steps you can take at home to
reduce your child's symptoms.
Keep your child's room quiet, and have your
child go to bed at the same time every night.
For some children with bipolar disorder, depression can
cause debilitating symptoms. For information about managing childhood
depression, see the topic
Depression in Children and Teens.
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November 14, 2014
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