Childhood Bipolar Disorder
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Very Common Symptoms
1. Is the child very aggressive?
2. Does the child have frequent mood swings?
3. Is the child often extremely irritable?
4. Does the child often have temper tantrums and rages, sometimes lasting for hours?
5. Does the child frequently oppose you on just about everything?
6. Is the child often in a depressed mood?
7. Is the child overly sensitive to emotional or environmental triggers?
8. Does the child suffer from low self-esteem?
9. Does the child have trouble getting up in the morning?
10. Is the child sometimes lethargic?
11. Does the child experience anxiety over social situations?
12. Does the child experience anxiety when he/she is away from one of his/her parents or caregiver?
13. Is the child easily distracted?
14. Is the child often restless or fidgety?
15. Is the child often hyperactive?
16. Does the child often act silly, goofy, or giddy?
17. Does the child act in impulsive ways?
18. Does the child often think of themselves in a grandiose or self-important way?
19. Does the child often take risks, even though they know the consequences?
20. Does the child sometimes seem to have racing thoughts?
21. Does the child crave carbohydrates?
Common Symptoms
22. Does the child daydream excessively?
23. Does the child lie often?
24. Is the child very bossy?
25. Is the child very disorganized?
26. Does the child have poor short-term memory?
27. Does the child have learning disabilities?
28. Does the child sometimes talk too fast or seem pressured when speaking?
29. Does the child have motor tics or vocal tics?
30. Does the child wet the bed more than other children the same age (especially boys)?
31. Does the child sometimes have night terrors?
32. Does the child have compulsive behaviors?
33. Does the child have obsessive behaviors?
34. Does the child manipulate others?
35. Does the child destroy property?
36. Is the child paranoid?
37. Is the child fascinated with gore or morbid topics?
38. Has the child had hallucinations or delusions?
39. Has the child begun to show interest in sexual subjects or behaviors?
40. Has the child had suicidal thoughts?
Less Common Symptoms
41. Does the child get migraine headaches?
42. Is the child cruel to animals?
43. Does the child sometimes eat so much at one sitting that you would call it binge eating?
44. Are there signs of self-mutilation?

Total 'Yes' (out of 44 possible)
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