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Is it possible to develop bipolar in childhood? Does the same diagnostic criteria for bipolar in adults apply for children?

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Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar yet unable to identify episodes?

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Yes but it is referred to as Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder in DSM 5 and is characterized by persistent irritability and frequent episodes of extreme, out-of-control behavior.

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