Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - Symptoms
Manic symptoms continued...
During severe episodes of mania, your child may suffer
from symptoms of
psychosis, such as having
delusions of grandeur (for example, telling people
that a rock band is coming to his or her birthday party).
occurs along with other conditions, such as
conduct disorder. And each condition needs
Untreated bipolar disorder
can lead to suicide. Warning signs of suicide in children and teens may
include preoccupation with death or suicide or a recent breakup of a
confuse bipolar disorder in children with
other conditions with similar symptoms, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
is some evidence of a link between ADHD and bipolar disorder, the conditions
have distinct features that you can usually
In young children, the symptoms of mania are more than just being a bother to adults and other children
now and then. For example, many children can be silly and giggly to a point that it bothers their parents
sometimes. This is not considered to be a sign of mania. But if a child is silly and giggly for several hours,
several times almost every day, and this is interrupting the family's usual routine, then it may be a symptom