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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
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
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
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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