Bipolar Disorder in Children

Bipolar disorder is a chronic mental health condition that causes dramatic changes in a person’s mood and activity levels. Although it is sometimes thought of as an adult condition, bipolar disorder can also affect children and adolescents—making it difficult for them to participate in daily activities, such as attending school or interacting with peers.

VIDEO: The Child Study Center team finds solutions for children and families who are coping with emotional or behavioral challenges.

The mental health specialists at NYU Langone’s Child Study Center recognize that accurate diagnosis and proper treatment are key to helping children and teens with bipolar disorder lead healthy, productive, and fulfilling lives.

Our specialists at NYU Langone Psychiatry Associates also treat adults with bipolar disorder.

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