Bipolar Disorder in Children: Other Health Problems That May Occur
Several conditions regularly occur along with Reference bipolar disorder Opens New Window that initially may share some of the same features. Conditions that might be present along with bipolar disorder in children and adolescents include:
- Reference Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Opens New Window, a behavioral condition in which people have trouble paying attention, may be more active than normal, and tend to act without thinking.
- Reference Conduct disorder Opens New Window, a childhood or adolescent disorder that involves defiant behavior, such as violating social rules or hurting other people.
- Reference Substance abuse Opens New Window, repeated use of alcohol or drugs even though this use causes unpleasant or distressing events in the user's life.
- Reference Anxiety disorders Opens New Window, a type of mental illness characterized by severe anxiety that interferes with a person's life.
Although these conditions share similar symptoms, they are separate, distinguishable disorders. Each condition requires appropriate treatment.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference April 12, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Reference David A. Axelson, MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry