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- What is bipolar disorder?
- Who develops bipolar disorder?
- Why does someone develop bipolar disorder?
- What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder?
- Can children and teens with bipolar disorder have other problems?
- How is bipolar disorder diagnosed?
- How is bipolar disorder treated?
- What can children and teens expect from treatment?
- How can I help my child or teen?
- How does bipolar disorder affect parents and family?
- Where do I go for help?
- I know someone who is in crisis. What do I do?
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Where do I go for help?
If you're not sure where to get help, call your family doctor. You can also check the phone book for mental health professionals. Hospital doctors can help in an emergency.
I know someone who is in crisis. What do I do?
If you know someone who might be thinking about hurting himself or herself or someone else, get help quickly.
- Do not leave the person alone.
- Call your doctor.
- Call 911 or go to the emergency room.
- Call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, toll-free: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The TTY number is 1-800-799-4TTY (4889).
Contact us to find out more about bipolar disorder.
National Institute of Mental Health
Office of Science Policy, Planning, and Communications
Science Writing, Press, and Dissemination Branch
6001 Executive Boulevard
Room 6200, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Phone: 301-443-4513 or 1-866-615-NIMH (6464) toll-free
TTY: 301-443-8431 or 1-866-415-8051 toll-free
United States. National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health. "Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens."