Bipolar disorders are characterized by alternating periods of manic, depressive and normal states of mind. Each phase can last weeks or months. The diagnosis is made by clinical criteria. The treatment is a combination of mood stabilizers (eg., Lithium, certain antiepileptic drugs, psychotropic drugs), psychotherapy and antidepressants. Bipolar disorder typically begin in the years between puberty and mid-20s in many children, the initial presentation is one or more depressive episodes….
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