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What would be some outward signs that a 12 year old child might be bipolar?

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Dr. John Moranville
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The diagnosis of bipolar disorder can be especially difficult in an adolescent.
Extreme mood swings, irritability, variations in self esteem, or fluctuations in sleep pattern, and family history of bipolar disorder are important considerations. See a psychiatrist who specializes in children and adolescents.

In brief: Varies

The diagnosis of bipolar disorder can be especially difficult in an adolescent.
Extreme mood swings, irritability, variations in self esteem, or fluctuations in sleep pattern, and family history of bipolar disorder are important considerations. See a psychiatrist who specializes in children and adolescents.
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