What are the symptoms of mania in childhood bipolar disorder?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
The symptoms of mania in childhood bipolar disorder affect your child’s mood and behavior. These intense feelings last almost all day for two or three weeks. Children with mania might laugh hysterically and talk excessively, jumping from one thought to another. They may have grandiose thoughts, believing they are a superhero or a rock star. They may also sleep only four to six hours a night. Many children with mania also exhibit sexually aggressive and suggestive behavior, using explicit language and being overly flirtatious. If you are concerned about your child’s mood or behavior, talk to his doctor.

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