Introduction

Bipolar disorder is a common and complex disorder that affects children and adolescents as well as adults. In the past, it was thought to be extremely rare in this age group [1]. Mood disturbance symptoms in adolescents were historically interpreted as normative and transient events of development. Recent epidemiological studies have provided significant evidence that both depression [2] and manic symptoms [3] are often observed in adolescents. Today, bipolar disorder is diagnosed even in preschool children. Diagnostic concepts are evolving and being refined for the younger population [4,5]. As a result, there have been an increasing number of federally funded projects on bipolar disorder in children and adolescents in North America. Also, recent epidemiological studies in Europe and Asia reflect the growing interest in paediatric bipolar disorder [6-9].

BiPolar Explained

BiPolar Explained

Bipolar is a condition that wreaks havoc on those that it affects. If you suffer from Bipolar, chances are that your family suffers right with you. No matter if you are that family member trying to learn to cope or you are the person that has been diagnosed, there is hope out there.

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