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The effect on antidepressants on our youth has been researched by The American National Institute of Mental Health and their findings demonstrate that they can be the cause for other mental disorders beyond depression to emerge, or at least be diagnosed.

It has been noted that antidepressant use can lead to ‘manic episodes’ or even that their ADHD medication can send them into a downward spiral of depression. Whereas bipolar disorder is most often diagnosed initially in consultation with a medical professional as is the case with adults, the child focused research they have conducted shows that the symptoms that lead to diagnosis of this sort with children may just be down to an emotional issue.

There has been hot debate for decades now as to whether there can be development of bipolar disorder in the child or not. It was believed that whilst the disorder can be ever present from birth it does not develop and show itself until the adolescent years of the child.

Often what is diagnosed as ‘episodes of manic nature’ are merely normal behaviours for young adults. It is a difficult time of development and overly sexual behaviour and erratic streams of though can be a natural occurrence in the child with no state of mental unwellness present. This makes diagnosing difficult yet this has not deterred doctors in diagnosing bipolar disorder in children with increasing regularity according to the latest findings of the Institute.

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