Frequently Asked Questions
What is bipolar disorder?
Bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) is a well-known mood, or affective disorder in adults, but only in recent years has it been recognized in children and adolescnets. It is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. Most mental heatlh professionals are not prepared to recognize this disorder in children and adolescents. As a result, many children and adolescents with this disorder are misdiagnosed. The most common misdiagnoses are attention deficit disorder and conduct disorder.