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How common is bipolar disorder?

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According to one study, today's children and teens are 40 times more likely to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder than they were 10 years ago. The reason isn't entirely clear. The higher rate could be the result of more awareness on the part of health professionals. There are those, though, who say it could be a result of a lack of parenting that leads to behaviors that are tagged as mental illness or other conditions misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder.

From: Bipolar Disorder or ADHD? WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder."  "Child and Adolescent Bipolar Disorder."

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Facts for Families #10: "Teen Suicide."

American Psychiatric Association. , 5th Ed. (DSM-V),  The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 08, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder."  "Child and Adolescent Bipolar Disorder."

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Facts for Families #10: "Teen Suicide."

American Psychiatric Association. , 5th Ed. (DSM-V),  The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 08, 2018

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