Do children and teens with bipolar disorder have other problems?
Bipolar disorder in young people can co-exist with several problems.
Substance abuse, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, anxiety disorders, like separation anxiety, and/or other mental illnesses, like depression.
Children with both types of disorders may need to go to the hospital more often than other people with bipolar disorder.
Some mental illnesses cause symptoms that look like bipolar disorder. To read more about bipolar disorder in children and teens, visit our current study page by clicking this link: