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How fast does a bipolar child cycle between mania and depression?

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Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Also can be mixed

As mentioned, "cyclicality" can vary greatly.
In addition, episodes can be "mixed", with suymptoms of both mania and depression manifesting concurrently.

In brief: Also can be mixed

As mentioned, "cyclicality" can vary greatly.
In addition, episodes can be "mixed", with suymptoms of both mania and depression manifesting concurrently.
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

Do see a well trained child psychiatrist.

In brief: Varies

Do see a well trained child psychiatrist.
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Mood Disorders.

What was previously referred to as Bipolar Disorder in children is now called disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD) under DSM V.
Children can cycle very rapidly (or some may have longer durations in the different phases). Care by a child psychiatrist is very important.

In brief: Mood Disorders.

What was previously referred to as Bipolar Disorder in children is now called disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD) under DSM V.
Children can cycle very rapidly (or some may have longer durations in the different phases). Care by a child psychiatrist is very important.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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