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Can kids get bipolar disorder?

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Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry
11 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

While unusual, children can develop symptoms of bipolar disorder in childhood.
While most individuals develop symptoms of bipolar disorder in adolescence or early adulthood, a small number do get it as young as 8 years old.

In brief: Yes

While unusual, children can develop symptoms of bipolar disorder in childhood.
While most individuals develop symptoms of bipolar disorder in adolescence or early adulthood, a small number do get it as young as 8 years old.
Dr. Alfredo Soto
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes, most patients start bipolar disorder in childhood.
The earlier a child is treated, the less likely the child will continue on to have bipolar symptoms in adulthood. See: http://www.Thebalancedmind.Org/ also see the great book by janet wozniak, md "is your child bipolar?".

In brief: Yes

Yes, most patients start bipolar disorder in childhood.
The earlier a child is treated, the less likely the child will continue on to have bipolar symptoms in adulthood. See: http://www.Thebalancedmind.Org/ also see the great book by janet wozniak, md "is your child bipolar?".
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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