A 44-year-old member asked:
can they diagnose teenagers with bipolar disorder?
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Dr. Humberto Quintana answered
43 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Teenagers with bipolar disorder have an ongoing combination of extremely high (manic) and low (depressed) moods. Highs may alternate with lows, or the person may feel both extremes at close to the same time. Bipolar disorder usually starts in adult life, before the age of 35. Although rare in young children, it does occur in teenagers. This illness can affect anyone. However, if one or both parent.
Answered on Oct 17, 2015
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