Bipolar Disorder in children had been more recently studied and the symptoms can be much different than adults with this condition. The ups and downs of your child’s mood and explosive meltdowns are very challenging for parents to understand and manage.
Our pediatric doctors, through a comprehensive assessment, will be able to determine if your child has Bipolar Disorder. Many of the symptoms are similar to other conditions, so we will carefully assess and use this information to guide treatment interventions.
Treatment for Bipolar Disorder yields the best outcomes when medication is combined with individual psychotherapy. We use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Parent Coaching to treat the condition. As a parent, you will have a comprehensive instruction will know exactly what to do at home to manage the mood swings and meltdowns.