If you are concerned that your child may have Bipolar Disorder or if you have been guided by a teacher or your GP that there may be a problem – Clinical Partners will be able to help you.
We offer Comprehensive Child and Teenager Bipolar Tests and Assessments from our team of leading Child and Adolescent Consultant Psychiatrists.
By calling us on 0203 326 9160 we can arrange a private consultation with one of Consultants at a time convenient to you and your family.
Diagnosing Bipolar in Children can be difficult as it can be hard to tell whether the behaviour and mood swings are normal ups and downs, the result of a trauma or stress or due to another mental health condition like ADHD.
Normally a psychiatrist will undertake a specialist mental state assessment and review the psychiatric history. This will involve an assessment of the child including a physical examination (to rule out other medical conditions), a psychological evaluation and also medical and background history of the child and family as well as history of educational background.
The assessment needs to be comprehensive as Bipolar Disorder does not affect every child in the same way. The frequency, intensity, and duration of a child's symptoms and the child's response to treatment vary dramatically. So it is important to seek a paediatric consultant who specialises in this area to ensure a correct diagnosis and long-term treatment.
We have included a simple on line test that provides some guidance for you at home to see if there are signs of Bipolar in your child – this does not replace a professional assessment. Take the Test for Child Bipolar.
Please call us on 0203 326 9160 to discuss your situation and arrange for a consultation.