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A 34-year-old member asked:

Bipolar disorder in mothers linked to autism in their children?

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Dr. Benjamin Dobbeck
23 years experience
No data: No. There is no correlation between bipolar mothers and autistic offspring.
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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Not much data here: Some of genetic vulnerabilites in my clinical experience seem to be the same.
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 52 years experience
Data examined from: Swedish inpatient registries 1973-2012 ; outpatient registries 2001-2012 revealed 25, 432 cases of asd, in which bpd in either parent was associated with 90% increased odds of having asd, primarily without intellectual disability. In a stockholm registry in 4, 982 cases from outpatient ASD treatment facilities 1984 -2007, bpd in either parent was associated with 60% increased odds, most without i.D.
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 52 years experience
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Apr 10, 2014

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What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder in children?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Cycling etc: Irritability, rapid changes in mood, easy anger, meaness, destructibility, sleeplessness, infallibility (thinking one is always right, aggressiveness, hypersexulality, aggression toward animals, lying & deceitfulness. See www.Bipolarchild.Com/resources/jbrf/. Dr papolos developed an effective questionnaire to screen for bipolar disorder. The diagnosis will be made by your doctor or psychiatrist.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

How do you explain your bipolar disorder to your children?

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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 59 years experience
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 child will appreciate more details such as ''mood'', ''feelings'', have a really good doctor, ''will be with me, us for a long time''. Do make sure you allow each to feel you are available for concerns & questions. And each is safe & loved.
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