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    Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens

    Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens

    Bipolar disorder in children and teens is a mood problem that causes extreme ups and downs. When children are up, they have brief, intense outbursts or feel irritable or extremely happy several times almost every day. They may talk very fast and have increased energy and activity levels. When they are down, they feel depressed and sad.

    Current as of: November 20, 2015

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & David A. Axelson, MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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