Treatment for Bipolar Disorder Gainesville FL, Clinical Trials Alachua FL
Bipolar Disorder Adolescent Trials
Bipolar disorder (BPD), also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood and energy. It can also make it hard for someone to carry out day-to-day tasks, such as going to school or hanging out with friends. Symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe. They are different from the normal ups and downs that everyone goes through from time to time. They can result in damaged relationships, poor school performance, and even suicide. But bipolar disorder can be treated, and people with this illness can lead full and productive lives.
Gainesville Florida Psyciatric Clinic Sarkis Clinical Trials is currently offering a clinical trial for children with Bipolar Disorder.
If your child suffers from bipolar disorder in Gainesville, Jacksonville or Alachua County and you are seeking treatment for bipolar disorder, contact Gainesville bipolar disorder research clinic Sarkis Clinical Trials at 352.333.0094 to see if you qualify for a clinical trial for psychiatric treatment of manic depression.
Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
Youth with bipolar disorder experience unusually intense emotional states that occur in distinct periods called "mood episodes." An overly joyful or overexcited state is called a manic episode, and an extremely sad or hopeless state is called a depressive episode. Sometimes, a mood episode includes symptoms of both mania and depression. This is called a mixed state. People with bipolar disorder also may be explosive and irritable during a mood episode.
Extreme changes in energy, activity, sleep, and behavior go along with these changes in mood. Symptoms of bipolar disorder are described below.
Symptoms of mania include:
- Being in an overly silly or joyful mood that's unusual for your child.
It is different from times when he or she might usually get silly and have fun.
Having an extremely short temper. This is an irritable mood that is unusual.
- Sleeping little but not feeling tired
- Talking a lot and having racing thoughts
- Having trouble concentrating, attention jumping from one thing to the next in an unusual way
- Talking and thinking about sex more often
- Behaving in risky ways more often, seeking pleasure a lot, and doing more activities than usual
Symptoms of depression include:
- Being in a sad mood that lasts a long time
- Losing interest in activities they once enjoyed
- Feeling worthless or guilty
- Complaining about pain more often, such as headaches, stomach aches, and muscle pains
- Eating a lot more or less and gaining or losing a lot of weight
- Sleeping or oversleeping when these were not problems before
- Losing energy
- Recurring thoughts of death or suicide.
It's normal for almost every child or teen to have some of these symptoms sometimes. These passing changes should not be confused with bipolar disorder.
Symptoms of bipolar disorder are not like the normal changes in mood and energy that everyone has now and then. Bipolar symptoms are more extreme and tend to last for most of the day, nearly every day, for at least one week. Also, depressive or manic episodes include moods very different from a child's normal mood, and the behaviors described in the chart above may start at the same time. Sometimes the symptoms of bipolar disorder are so severe that the child needs to be treated in a hospital.
Sarkis Clinical Trials is currently offering a clinical trial for
children with Bipolar Disorder.