What you describe about the teen depression/mania in adulthood was my experience. However, SSRIs made me worse, rather than manic; especially Celexa, that was hell. Doctors told me that SSRIs tend to do that with truly bipolar patients. (Meds work miraculously on me, so I think my diagnosis is accurate.)and be wary if an SSRI or ADD med causes a hypomanic reaction. That could presage the full-blown mania of the adult bipolar.
I mean, it could be some form of addiction, but an addicted child I think would be weird. In the sense, that we only get numbers between 10 and 17 years old, so quite adolescential, but I've never heard of addicts under 10 even if it can happen, I don't wanna think how that would happen. I mean there's fetal addiction, which is transferred through birth, but I'd like to think that child services would prevent that stuff from happening, at least I hope, even if under 14 is definitely still a child to me.Do children who suffer from Bipolar disorder typically suffer from other disabilities?