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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Cycling etc: Irritability, rapid changes in mood, easy anger, meaness, destructibility, sleeplessness, infallibility (thinking one is always right, aggressiveness, ... Read More
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Dr. Letha Cole
37 years experience Child Psychiatry
Resources : Go to aacap.Org, click on facts for families on the right side of the page. Put bipolar disorder in the search field and then click on bipolar disord ... Read More
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Dr. Carlos Barrios
23 years experience Child Psychiatry
Based on DSM but...: Keep in mind that mood swings are much more rapid- the younger the child e.g. Multiple mood swings per day, barely provoked e.g just hearing the word ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
BIPOLAR DISORDER: Manic depressive personality sometimes child is sad alternates with elation lasting for a few months.Stressful life events or other psychosocial fact ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
One reason is that: BP disorder in children usually first looks like ADHD, which in my opinion is on the more mild end of the same spectrum. Three questions need to be ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
15 years experience Child Psychiatry
Tough to say...: Pediatric bipolar disorder is a somewhat controversial and relatively new diagnosis. Many times people diagnosed with this condition turn out later t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
57 years experience Psychiatry
Warmly by age: Each child has a particular maturity. Address yourself using this as your guide. A younger child will understand ''medicine'', being ill . More mature ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dheeraj Raina
29 years experience Psychiatry
Not sure: If you have bipolar disorder your child's chance of having same goes up, but its not certain that he/she will. No psychiatric disorder has 100% heredi ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Available studies: Genetic transmission of bipolar disorder is not complete -- your children do not automatically develop the disease that you have. Some studies have s ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Bipolar: Sure. A good evaluation by a child psychiatrist will confirm the diagnosis.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Srur
42 years experience Psychiatry
Complicated answer: Most commonly, symptoms don't manifest until late teens or early twenties. Children who are diagnosed as bipolar can be very energetic, have less nee ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Good Question: The whole issue of bipolar disorder in children is controversial, mostly because what we call bipolar disorder in children tends to look different tha ... Read More
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