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RadKid.Org: Symptoms of Early-Onset Bipolar Disorder



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    Symptoms of Mania
  • Increased mental and physical activity
  • An expansive mood; exaggerated optimism
  • Inflated sense of self-importance
  • Unusual involvement in multiple projects or activities
  • Irritable, aggressive
  • No fatigue despite lack of sleep
  • Rapid speech
  • Difficulty connecting thoughts together; impaired judgment
  • Impulsive and easily distracted
  • Reckless behavior
  • Inappropriate or precocious sexual behavior
  • Severe delusions and hallucinations in some cases
  • Symptoms of Depression
  • Long periods of sadness; unexplained crying
  • An irritable mood; worry; agitation; anxiety
  • Little hope for the future
  • Apathetic and lethargic
  • Lack of interest in relationships, activities
  • Feelings of guilt and worthlessness
  • Difficulty with concentration, or making decisions
  • Unexplained pains
  • Thoughts of death and suicide
  • Other Symptoms
  • Bedwetting; nightmares
  • Separation anxiety
  • Change in eating habits, often craving carbohydrates or sweets
  • Problems with anger, rages lasting up to several hours
  • Rapidly changing moods
  • A change in sleep patterns; too much or too little

* Information obtained primarily from the National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association



 



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