Dec 16, 2019

Recognize Bipolar Disorder in Children

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# Watch the child's focus. Mania or hypomania can affect a child's focus and either cause them to hyperfocus or lose focus. They'll frequently have many ideas for what they want to do, and may seem to jump from thing to thing far more quickly than they usually do. Their projects might be highly creative or imaginative.<ref>https://www.additudemag.com/symptoms-of-bipolar-disorder-in-children-what-you-are-seeing/</ref>[[Image:Help a Child with ADHD Do Homework Step 8.jpg|center]]
 
# Watch the child's focus. Mania or hypomania can affect a child's focus and either cause them to hyperfocus or lose focus. They'll frequently have many ideas for what they want to do, and may seem to jump from thing to thing far more quickly than they usually do. Their projects might be highly creative or imaginative.<ref>https://www.additudemag.com/symptoms-of-bipolar-disorder-in-children-what-you-are-seeing/</ref>[[Image:Help a Child with ADHD Do Homework Step 8.jpg|center]]
 
#* A child with bipolar might fixate on goals and ideas they have. They may spurn up so many ideas that it seems impossible to finish that many, but they often do finish them.<ref>https://ift.tt/2PvJ0CZ>
 
#* A child with bipolar might fixate on goals and ideas they have. They may spurn up so many ideas that it seems impossible to finish that many, but they often do finish them.<ref>https://ift.tt/2PvJ0CZ>
#* Difficulty focusing also isn't uncommon; the child has so much energy and so many things racing through their mind that they can't sit still and do something calmly. They may get in trouble in school for disrupting class.<ref>https://ift.tt/2JPGeEp>
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#* Difficulty focusing also isn't uncommon; the child has so much energy and so many things racing through their mind that they struggle to sit still and do something calmly. They may get in trouble in school for disrupting class.<ref>https://ift.tt/2JPGeEp>
 
# Be alert for psychosis. In severe cases of mania, a child may experience psychosis and have beliefs or experiences that don't match reality. Cases of psychosis require immediate intervention, as it's disruptive to daily life and scary to the child. Psychosis can involve:<ref>https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/psychosis/symptoms/</ref>[[Image:Spot Anxiety in Angry Kids Step 11.jpg|center]]
 
# Be alert for psychosis. In severe cases of mania, a child may experience psychosis and have beliefs or experiences that don't match reality. Cases of psychosis require immediate intervention, as it's disruptive to daily life and scary to the child. Psychosis can involve:<ref>https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/psychosis/symptoms/</ref>[[Image:Spot Anxiety in Angry Kids Step 11.jpg|center]]
 
#* ''Delusions:'' The child may have beliefs that nobody can convince them are false. They may have persecutory delusions ("somebody is out to get me") or grandiose delusions ("I can do anything in the world").
 
#* ''Delusions:'' The child may have beliefs that nobody can convince them are false. They may have persecutory delusions ("somebody is out to get me") or grandiose delusions ("I can do anything in the world").


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