Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Fact Sheet
The most common behaviors exhibited by those who have ADHD are inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. People with ADHD often have difficulty focusing, are easily distracted, have trouble staying still, and frequently are unable to control their impulsive behavior.
Bipolar Disorder in Adults
People with bipolar disorder can get treatment. With help, they can get better and lead successful lives. Bipolar mood changes are called “mood episodes.” People may have manic episodes, depressive episodes, or “mixed” episodes.
Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens
Bipolar disorder is not the same as the normal ups and downs every kid goes through. Bipolar symptoms are more powerful than that. The illness can make it hard for a child to do well in school or get along with friends and family members.
National Institute of Mental Health: Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder is not easy to spot when it starts. The symptoms may seem like separate problems, not recognized as parts of a larger problem. Some people suffer for years before they are properly diagnosed and treated.