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Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - Facts for Families

Bipolar disorder (formerly called manic depressive illness) is an illness of the brain that causes extreme changes in a person’s mood, energy, thinking, and behavior. Children with bipolar disorder have periods (or episodes) of mania and depression. The American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's Facts for Families provides concise and up-to-date information on bipolar disorder in children and teens.

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  • Diagnosis
  • Mental Health
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