Bipolar disorder: Signs and symptoms

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​Discover the main symptoms of bipolar disorder and how they appear in children and teens.

Key points

  • Bipolar disorder has a number of emotional, physical, cognitive and behavioural symptoms.
  • Your child's doctor will interview you and your child to reach a diagnosis.
  • The doctor will likely recommend that your child or teen see a specialist for further evaluation and may do other tests to rule out other causes of symptoms.
Last updated: July 15th 2016