Your child's risk for
bipolar disorder or other mood disorders is higher if
Has a close relative such as a parent, sibling,
or grandparent with bipolar disorder or another mood disorder.
a family history of problems with alcohol or drugs. Such family members may be using alcohol or drugs as a way to deal with a psychological disorder.
Has had several episodes of major
depression. For every 100 teens with recurring depression, at least 15 are later diagnosed with bipolar disorder.1
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January 23, 2014
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