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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
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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.

In brief: 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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