could my child at 7 have bipolar?
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Guest - posted on 01/12/2015
Mood swings and fits of rage can be normal for a 7 year old. You've only listed two symptoms, which isn't enough to diagnose any mental disorder. Additionally, the two symptoms you mentioned are common symptoms for almost every mental disorder we know of from ADHD to Schizophrenia or severe psychosis, so why is the child doing specifically that seems to indicate Bi-Polar Disorder to you?
Bi-polar is a very serious condition, and diagnosis should not be taken lightly, especially at your child's age.
Misdiagnosis of Bi-Polar disorder is becoming more common in children, and treatment for Bi-Polar Disorder can be very dangerous and detrimental to a child who is misdiagnosed. Always get AT LEAST 3 doctors (from different practices) to agree on a diagnosis and treatment plan before beginning treatment. No one here will be able to tell you if your child has a mental disorder, much less which one, but if you are worried, you need to speak with some mental health professionals.
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