Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens (cont.)
In this Article
- What is bipolar disorder?
- What are common symptoms of bipolar disorder in children and teens?
- What affects a child's risk of getting bipolar disorder?
- How does bipolar disorder affect children and teens differently than adults?
- How is bipolar disorder detected in children and teens?
- What illnesses often co-exist with bipolar disorder in children and teens?
- What treatments are available for children and teens with bipolar disorder?
- What can children and teens with bipolar disorder expect from treatment?
- Where can families of children with bipolar disorder get help?
- Where can I go for help?
- What if my child is in crisis?
- For more information on bipolar disorder
- Find a local Doctor in your town
What if my child is in crisis?
If you think your child is in crisis:
- Call your doctor
- Call 911 or go to a hospital emergency room to get immediate help or ask a friend or family member to help you do these things
- Call the toll-free, 24-hour hotline of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255); TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889) to talk to a trained counselor
- Make sure your child is not left alone.
For more information on bipolar disorder
National Institute of Mental Health
Science Writing, Press & Dissemination Branch
6001 Executive Boulevard
Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Phone: 301-443-4513 or
1-866-615-NIMH (6464) toll-free
TTY: 866-415-8051 toll-free
Web site: http://www.nimh.nih.gov
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health
Last Editorial Review: 4/8/2009 12:16:41 PM
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