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Bipolar Disorder - Teens

Info About Bipolar Disorder in Children/Teenagers and Our Current Bipolar Disorder Clinical Trial

Do you notice extreme behavior and/or mood changes in your child? Does your child go from being extremely excited and silly to very sad and/or angry? Do these changes affect how your child acts at school or at home?

Some children and teens with these symptoms may have bipolar disorder, a serious mental illness.

What is Bipolar Disorder? 

Bipolar disorder is a serious brain illness. It is also called manic-depressive illness. Children with bipolar disorder go through unusual mood changes. Sometimes they feel very happy or "up," and are much more active than usual. This is called mania. And sometimes children with bipolar disorder feel very sad and "down," and are much less active than usual. This is called depression.

Bipolar disorder is not the same as the normal ups and downs every kid goes through. The illness can make it hard for a child to do well in school or get along with friends and family members.

With help, they can manage their symptoms and lead successful lives.


How is Bipolar Disorder different in children compared to adults?

When children develop the illness, it is called early-onset bipolar disorder. This type can be more severe than bipolar disorder in older teens and adults. Also, young people with bipolar disorder may have symptoms more often and switch moods more frequently than adults with the illness.

What are the symptoms of Bipolar Disorder? 

Bipolar mood changes are called mood episodes. These mood episodes can either be manic, depressive, or mixed episodes.

Mood episodes are intense. The feelings are strong and happen along with extreme changes in behavior and energy levels.

Children and teens having a manic episode may:

·       Feel very happy or act silly in a way that's unusual

·       Have a very short temper

·       Talk very fast about a lot of different things

·       Have trouble sleeping but not feel tired

·       Have trouble staying focused

·       Exhibit Risky behavior.

Children and teens having a depressive episode may:

·       Feel very sad

·       Complain about pain, such as stomachaches and headaches

·       Sleep too little or too much

·       Feel guilty and worthless

·       Eat too little or too much

·       Have little energy and no interest in fun activities

·       Think about death or suicide.


How is Bipolar Disorder Diagnosed?

An experienced doctor will carefully examine your child. There are no blood tests or brain scans that can diagnose bipolar disorder. Instead, the doctor will ask questions about your child's mood and sleeping patterns. The doctor will also ask about your child's energy and behavior. Sometimes doctors need to know about medical problems in your family, such as depression or alcoholism. The doctor may use tests to see if an illness other than bipolar disorder is causing your child's symptoms.

Our Current Bipolar Disorder Clinical Trial for Children and Teenagers

Medical Research Group of Central Florida is currently conducting a study for children and teenagers who are diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder.

Requirements To Enroll In This Clinical Trial

·       Must be between 10-17 years old

·       Must be diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder.*

 

*If your child is not diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder but you would still like them to participate in this clinical trial, please contact us regardless.


If you feel that your child could qualify for this trial, click below and send us your contact info. 

 

Clinical research studies of Bipolar Disorder in children and teenagers are enrolling NOW. If your child qualifies for one of these studies, he or she may receive at NO COST:

 


     

·       Fast and frequent access to a local child psychiatrist with no wait.

 

·       Approved medication for adult and child use at no cost.

 

·       Payment for the parents' time and travel.

 

·       All with no insurance required.




If you think your child has Bipolar Disorder, take action now and explore the clinical research option.

 

 


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