What strategies do you use to nurture those all-important bonds with friends and family members? , Mariah Carey has opened up for the first time about her struggles with bipolar disorder.But the role of genetics is not absolute and a child from a family with a history of bipolar disorder may never develop the disorder.According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, symptoms in teens point to school issues.
The AACAP describes this abnormal state for children or teens as having low energy, fatigue, poor concentration and decreased enjoyment in favorite activities; decreased appetite or major change in eating habits; complaints of physical illnesses, such as stomach aches and headaches and thoughts of death or suicide.
It’s common to see a pattern of severe fluctuations in mood, energy and daily routines, which lead to difficulty in functioning in school, with friends, or at home, says Helena Verdeli, Ph D, assistant prof. Although less common than symptoms of rage and anger, children and teens do experience elation, grandiosity or mania and this could be a key signal in an initial assessment, says bipolar research expert Eric Youngstrom, Ph D.
He asks parents if their child is being overly giddy and goofy at unexpected times, like bedtime and first thing in the morning, and whether “the elation is happening too often, too intensely or lasting too long.” “Most of the kids have a family history of mood disorder or bipolarity,” according to child psychiatrist Dr. The chances of developing bipolar disorder are increased if a child’s parents or siblings have the disorder.
Johnny Manziel wants to transform into Johnny Football once again.
The former Texas A&M star quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner famously flamed out in the NFL amid a flurry of off-the-field issues — but Manziel says he’s sober now and wants a second chance.
Even after this hospital stint, Mariah powered on, all the while suffering in silence.