Several conditions regularly occur along with
bipolar disorder that at first may share some of the
same features. Conditions that might be present along with bipolar disorder in
children and adolescents include:
Conduct disorder. This is a childhood or adolescent disorder that involves defiant
behavior, such as violating social rules or hurting other
Substance abuse. This means repeated use of
alcohol or drugs even though this use causes unpleasant or distressing events
in the user's life.
Anxiety disorders. These are a type of mental illness in which severe anxiety
interferes with a person's life.
Although these conditions share similar symptoms, they are
separate, distinguishable disorders. Each condition requires appropriate
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November 14, 2014
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