Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry


Introduction and Definition of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar major depression, also known as bipolar depression, is a type of mood disorder characterized by episodes of both depression and mania or hypomania. This condition affects approximately 2.8% of the adult population in the United States and is typically diagnosed in early adulthood. The symptoms of bipolar major depression can vary widely between individuals, … Read more

Bipolar Disorder in Teens: What are the Early Signs?

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that can cause extreme shifts in mood, behavior, and energy level. This condition is often characterized in two different stages. One is the manic episode which is commonly described as high, while the other is low which is also known as the depressive episode. This is why, the bipolar disorder is also known as manic-depressive disorder. But regardless of the name or episode shift, it is understandable how alarming it is for parents with children who are suspiciously suffering from the condition. So, to help you assess if your child or teen suffers from it, here are the early signs that you have to watch out for.

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An Overview of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, also referred to as manic-depressive illness, is a type of brain disorder which causes unusual shift in an individual’s mood and energy. As a result, the individual is less likely to engage and carry out day-to-day tasks due to a gradual shift to his or her  activity levels.

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