Bipolar disorder in Children and Teens

Logo of the National Institute of Mental Health.
Logo of the National Institute of Mental Health. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Does your child go through intense mood changes?  Does your child have extreme behavior changes too?  Does your child get excited or silly sometimes?  Do you notice he or she is very sad at other times?  Do these changes affect how your child acts at school or at home?

Some children and teens with these symptoms may have bipolar disorder, as serious mental illness.

Read the Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens brochure from the National Institute of Mental Health.

Anyone can develop bipolar disorder, including children and teens.  However, most people with bipolar disorder develop it in their late teen or early adult years.  the illness usually has a lifetime.

Check it out.  I will share more from the pamphlet later.

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Author: Fighter

I finally accepted what people have been telling me. I am full of knowledge and wisdom and I am unforgettable. My word of encouragement since 2015 has been to let others know, despite the waves and ripples in our lives, Life is totally awesome, even with a mental illness. I believe my purpose is to encourage others, advocate for those around me who have not yet found their voice to advocate for themselves and educate those without a mental illness. If for one for minute someone laughs or smiles because of something I said, that is one moment they did not think about mental illness.

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