Bipolar Disease in children

Bipolar Disorder is known as Pediatric Bipolar Disorder when it is found in children. Bipolar Disorder in children is much more difficult to diagnosis, because children much like the text book definition of Bipolar Disorder have random mood swings that appear like random child behavior. Experts though are still not certain if the children have chronic irritability as well as clear mood swings but without mania should even be considered as Bipolar Disorder.

Children that may have Pediatric Bipolar Disorder normally share these symptoms

  • Recurring Depression
  • Lengthy rages
  • Extreme sadness
  • Lack of interest in playing
  • Separation anxiety
  • Talking about killing themselves
  • Dangerous behavior
  • Impulsive aggression
  • Extreme Hostility
  • Persistent irritably
  • Being bossy towards adults
  • Craving for certain foods
  • Hearing voices
  • Racing thoughts
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Drawing graphic violence

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