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The more you know about
bipolar disorder, the better you will be able to help
your child or teen cope with this serious mental health problem. There are many steps your
child can take to help avoid manic episodes and to recognize and deal with an
episode when symptoms begin. Your child or teen should:
Learn to recognize the early warning signs of a new manic episode. This is one of the most important ways to avoid a full-blown
manic episode. If you catch the episode in its early stages, your child may be
able to avoid an intense manic episode by avoiding triggers that are causing
the new mood change. You may want to keep a chart to record your child's mood
changes and the things that may trigger those changes.
General behaviors linked with a manic
best way to manage a manic episode is to help your child avoid triggers that
can cause mood swings and conditions that might make manic feelings more
intense. Some simple lifestyle adjustments can help. Work with your child to:
Current as of:
April 10, 2013
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & David A. Axelson, MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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