Our expert says:
If a parent has definite Bipolar Disorder, a child's risk, across his/her life, of developing Bipolar Disorder is higher than in the average population, but not at all certain. But Bipolar Disorder, or something resembling it, in a young child, is uncommon or rare.
School teachers, if skilled, can notice anomalies in a child\'s behaviour, but have no qualifications whatver to make any diagnosis let alone to suggest treatment. Presumably this teacher is thinking of ADHD, rather than Bipolar, as a possible problem. But you seem to be describing behavioural and disciplne, soluble by pychological interventions, not Bipolar or other disorder. I don't hear anythin within your description which suggests any sleep disorder, but rather a typical battle for control within discipline. I'm surprised if a child psychiatrist didn't pick that up. Maybe a child psychologist would be more useful. This is most probably a behavioural problem which can be brought under control by behavioural methods, and NOT bipolar, ADHD< ot sleep disorder
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