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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Evaluation: Evaluation would include interview of patient and parents. Observation ; work up to rule out problems with drugs, alcohol or underlying medical issue ... Read More
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Dr. William Holmes
33 years experience in 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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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Srur
41 years experience in 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
If residential : treatment is covered by your insurance plan, it requires medical, psychiatric (neuro)psychological, & educational documentation that the child's i ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
It is tough: It is very challenging diagnosing teenagers with bipolar disorder . The most important point is to look in to the severity and persistence of symptom ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Bipolar do I have?: One key component is the instability of your mood. You will have moments of increased productivity, needing little sleep, often losing your temper fee ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Bipolar: Periods of agitation, grandiosity and lack of sleep, alternating with periods of sadness & lack of energy and appetite changes, basically highs & lows ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daryl Tanski
Specializes in Psychiatry
Talk to a doctor: Discuss your concerns with a physician. Bipolar disorder is characterized by extreme and persistent alterations in mood. The mood disorder questioner ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Changes: Bipolar disease is characterized by moods swings between depresseion to agitation and anger back to depresseion. Another form goes from depression to ... Read More
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