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What are the signs that a bipolar child will need hospitalization?

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Dr. Carlos Barrios
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: The big three

Risk of harm to self, risk of harm to others, sustained impairment in function.
What do I mean? If a child is reaching for knives, running into the middle of the street with running traffic, putting a dog in the refrigerator. Or even saying with a specific plan and detail how they will end their lives or likewise homicidal thoughts. These are clinical examples from the field. Take care.

In brief: The big three

Risk of harm to self, risk of harm to others, sustained impairment in function.
What do I mean? If a child is reaching for knives, running into the middle of the street with running traffic, putting a dog in the refrigerator. Or even saying with a specific plan and detail how they will end their lives or likewise homicidal thoughts. These are clinical examples from the field. Take care.
Dr. Carlos Barrios
Dr. Carlos Barrios
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Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Safety first

Any acute behavioral changes in a child with bipolar disorder is concerning.
However, when these changes become so severe that they could present a risk to the lives of the child or any other persons, hospitalization might be indicated.Any acute changes should always be discussed with a counselor and a child psychiatrist.

In brief: Safety first

Any acute behavioral changes in a child with bipolar disorder is concerning.
However, when these changes become so severe that they could present a risk to the lives of the child or any other persons, hospitalization might be indicated.Any acute changes should always be discussed with a counselor and a child psychiatrist.
Dr. Andres R Villar
Dr. Andres R Villar
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many

Excessive anger leading to a threat against family members or friends, suicidiality, destructiveness, drug use, harassment, and elopement.

In brief: Many

Excessive anger leading to a threat against family members or friends, suicidiality, destructiveness, drug use, harassment, and elopement.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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