Several conditions regularly occur along with bipolar disorder that at first may share some of the same features. Conditions that might be present along with bipolar disorder in children and adolescents include:
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
This is a behavioral condition in which people have trouble paying attention, may be more active than normal, and tend to act without thinking.
- Conduct disorder.
This is a childhood or adolescent disorder that involves defiant behavior, such as violating social rules or hurting other people.
- Substance use disorder.
- This means using substances in a way that harms the person or leads the person to harm others.
- Anxiety disorders.
- These are a type of mental health condition in which severe anxiety interferes with a person's life.
Although these conditions share similar symptoms, they are separate, distinguishable disorders. Each condition requires appropriate treatment.
Current as of: October 20, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
John Pope MD - Pediatrics
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
David A. Brent MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry