Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive disorder, is characterized by bouts of major depression and periods of mania — euphoria, poor judgment, and extreme risk-taking activity — in an often debilitating cycle. Onset usually occurs in mid-to-late adolescence, though there are cases in children. Explore information about bipolar disorder, including the best treatments for children and adolescents and advice for parents raising kids with difficult behavior.
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