Bipolar Disorder (previously called manic-depression) is a biological brain disorder marked by extreme changes in mood, energy, thinking, and behavior. Symptoms may be present since infancy or early childhood, or may suddenly emerge in adolescence or adulthood. Children with Bipolar Disorder – whose symptoms manifest very differently than adults – can experience severe and rapid mood changes many times each day.
Because of the wide range of symptoms, Bipolar Disorder can be difficult to diagnose in young children, though early and proper treatment can minimize the adverse effects of the disorder on their lives.
Bipolar Disorder School and Classroom Strategies - opens in PDF
Bipolar Disorder Home Strategies - opens in PDF
If you would like a copy of the Bipolar Disorders Booklet, Bipolar Disorders Quick Fact Sheet, or the School or Home Strategy Sheets mailed to you free of charge, e-mail us or call the Student FIRST Project office at 802-488-6689.