What is childhood bipolar?
What is bipolar kids?
What are the Symptoms of bipolar disorder in children and teens?
Symptoms of bipolar disorder is difficult to identify in children and teens. Especially, in teens it is hard to find whether these are normal mood changes or the result of stress or trauma, or signs of other mental health problem of bipolar disorder.
Teens and children have distinctive major manic or depressive or hypomanic episodes, but the pattern and symptoms can vary from adults. In children mood changes are more sudden and shift rapidly during episodes. Moreover, some children may have periods without any mood symptoms between episodes.
The most prominent signs of bipolar disorder in teens and children are:
Severe mood swings that are completely different from usual mood swings.
Why bipolar disorder is developed in Children?
What are the reasons behind developing a bipolar disorder in kids?
Nobody knows why someone develop a bipolar disorder or what are the exact causes.
Early onset bipolar disorder:
Doctors say that there are several factors that may contribute to this illness. If bipolar disorder runs in the family, it may be the top reason of developing one. However, it does not mean that if someone in the family have bipolar disorder then everyone in the family will have it.
Another important factor that may lead to having bipolar disorder is the brain structure or the brain functioning of the individual with this disorder. Latest researches and studies have enables doctors to find the disorder, in future they are pretty hopeful to cure and prevent the disease completely.
There are certain risk factors that can increase the risk of developing bipolar disorder or act as a trigger for the first episode include:
- Excessive drinking or drugs
- Having someone in the family such as a parent or a sibling, with bipolar disorder
- Traumatic event or period of high stress, such as the death of loved.