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What do you do if a child with bipolar disorder has a tantrum and is destroying property in the home?

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Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Get help: Tantrums and aggressive outbursts are often symptoms of the disorder and can respond to appropriate medication. Behavioral interventions often don't work until the mood is stabilized with medication. Working with a good child therapist is often very helpful in establishing how to deal with negative behavior, again after the mood is stabilized.
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