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09 May 2012

Bipolar symptoms may begin in teen years

The number of teenagers who have experienced mania – a hallmark of bipolar disorder – is close to the number of adults estimated to have the mood disorder.

The number of teenagers who have experienced mania – a hallmark of bipolar disorder –  is close to the number of adults estimated to have the mood disorder, suggesting that for many the condition begins during adolescence, according to a new study.

The most common diagnostic definition of bipolar disorder includes alternate cycles of mania and depression, though one type of bipolar diagnosis involves mania alone.

 
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