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Mental Illness in Children - Part II

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Mental Illness in Children - Part II

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Mental Illness in Children - Part II

Mental Illness in Children - Part II

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In growing numbers, psychiatric researchers agree that bipolar disorder — sometimes called manic depression — occurs in children and not just in adults. Children as young as five can suffer from the manic highs and deep depressions that characterize the disorder. In a second report on mental illness in children, NPR's Michelle Trudeau introduces one family whose young son has bipolar disorder.