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Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - Topic Overview
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Annie_WebMD_Staff posted:
Hi Everyone!

Have you checked out our Bipolar Disorder Health Center ? It's a fabulous resource for you and the link at the top of this board in the announcement area.

Here is a recent article from there that you may find helpful as a primer if you are new to this board:
Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - Topic Overview

Take care everyone!

- Annie
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vianette1993 responded:
Hi my brother is 9 and he has several behavior issues like sudden anger, he gets easily frustrated and it makes him so angry he starts to scream and break things usually lasting hours until he calms down. He does very well in school so he cannot get referred to a behavior specialist. do you think it could be bipolar disorder?
 
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momuv4girls replied to vianette1993's response:
It is impossible to say what is going on with your brother from a brief description. A bipolar diagnosis is complicated and takes a professional (Child Psychiatrist) to do an evaluation, meet with the parents and child before a diagnosis is given.

I would urge your Mom and Dad to talk with your brothers pediatrician, and then if there is further concern, consult a Child Psychiatrist for an evaluation.

Take care,
-Kathleen


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