Once they do, they can recognize the signs that a mood swing is starting, and learn the best ways to communicate with and ultimately help their teen successfully manage the illness.There is a huge difference between typical teenage behavior and behavior that is symptomatic of bipolar disorder.
His mother also mentioned a time a few months before, when Jordan was unusually energetic, talkative, and excitable -- the opposite of the sadness he now felt.
The psychiatrist diagnosed Jordan with bipolar disorder and prescribed a medication to regulate the extreme highs and lows of the illness.
If you’re reading this page you likely have a teenager with bipolar disorder.
If your teen has been newly diagnosed, you may be frightened.
This is only an opinion of course, but I’m truly interested to know if you feel the same.
I work with parents and partners of those with bipolar disorder.
But I do feel we need to own up to the fact that certain mood swings DO cause the behaviors we want to sweep under the carpet.
The three symptoms below represent the side of bipolar disorder we all know is there, but we rarely want to let the public know exists.
When he wasn't at school, he locked himself in his bedroom, sleeping all afternoon or playing "dark" video games.