Are you worried because your child has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder? Do you need to know what to do next and how to find the best support? YoungMinds is here to help.
We've put together information about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of biploar disorder, especially for parents and carers, with lots of links to organisations who can assist. We're also here to listen. If you want to talk to someone in confidence about your worries, you can contact the YoungMinds Parents' Helpline for free. You can call, email or chat to us online – whatever suits you best.
About bipolar disorder
Young people who are diagnosed with bipolar often have their first episode during their teens or in early adulthood.
Bipolar disorder can be treated with medication. Talking therapies and self-management techniques can also be helpful.