Bipolar Disorder Checklist for Parents

Bipolar Disorder Checklist

I have created this bipolar disorder checklist merely as a possible list of symptoms that may alert you that your child may have a mood disorder. In no way is this diagnostic, and a mental health professional must complete a thorough assessment prior to giving you a diagnosis of Bipolar disorder.

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Click here if you are interested in learning more details about mania and depression.

Click here if you are interested in learning more details about anxiety in children.

Click here for more information about TDDD a new diagnostic category proposed for children with mood dysregulation.

Click here for more information about bipolar disorder parenting techniques.

Click here for more information about natural treatments for bipolar and depression.

Click here for questions and answers about problems you may be having with medical professionals .

Click here for information about your child's anger.

Click here for techniques to deal with with your child's anger.

Click here for help with dealing with schools.

Are you a parent of a bipolar child, who is also suffering from bipolar disorder? Click here for help and advice.

Learn about how your own illness may provide you with special insight into your child’s illness.

Looking for support from others who have experienced what you have? click here to find out about support groups and join the online group. If you are in Charlotte, consider attending our free monthly support meeting!

Click here for more information about homeschooling.

Looking for information unique to bipolar teenagers? They definitely require special skills! Click here for some special teen tips.

Signs of Depression in Children

  • Your child has oppositional behavior
  • Your child has trouble with school
  • Your child has Irritability
  • Your child complains constantly of boredom
  • Your child verbalizes feeling of worthless or guilty sad or hopeless
  • Your child has recurrent thoughts of death or thinks of suicide
  • Your child has low energy

Signs of Mania in Children

  • Your child experiences a decreased need for sleep
  • Your child has obsessions and compulsions
  • Your child is preoccupied with weapons or fire
  • Your child tries to build weapons
  • Your child is overly sexual for their age
  • Your child experiences periods of time where they exhibit inflated self-esteem or grandiosity. They may believe they are able to do things they are not, and brag that they are smarter than adults or better than other kids.
  • At times your child is more talkative than usual
  • Your child has periods of time where their thoughts seem to race and their ideas fly
  • Your child is easily distracted or has difficulty paying attention
  • Your child has periods of time when they become fixated on a certain idea and they become aggressive when an obstacle gets in their way

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Other Symptoms

  • There is a history of bipolar disorder or alcoholism in the family
  • Your child has night terrors
  • Your child has sleep and appetite disturbance
  • Your child is afraid of sleeping alone
  • Your child is self mutilating
  • Your child has long protracted rages
  • Your child has sensory integration problems
  • Your child has poor social skills
  • Your child hears voices or sees things that are not there
Medical Disclaimer ________________________________________

Medical information obtained from this bipolar disorder checklist is not intended as a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you have a problem, you should consult a healthcare provider.

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