John Pope MD


Bipolar Disorder in Children: Other Health Problems That May Occur

Several conditions regularly occur along with bipolar disorder that at first may share some of the same features. Conditions that might be present along with bipolar disorder in children and adolescents include: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This is a behavioral condition in which people have trouble paying…

Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens

Discusses symptoms of bipolar disorder in children and teens. Covers frequent and extreme mood swings ranging from being overly energetic to depression. Covers treatment with counseling and medicines.

Using a metered-dose inhaler with a mask spacer

Shake the inhaler and remove the cap: Step 1 Shake the inhaler, and remove the inhaler cap. Check the inhaler instructions to see if you need to prime your inhaler before you use it. If it needs priming, follow the instructions on how to prime your inhaler. Hold the inhaler upright and insert it into the spacer: Step 2…

Depression: Should My Child Take Medicine to Treat Depression?

Have your child take medicine for depression. Don’t have your child take medicine. Use counseling or home treatment to help manage your child’s symptoms. If your child’s symptoms are mild to moderate, counseling or lifestyle changes may be enough to help your child feel better. But if…

Comparing Symptoms of Normal Moodiness With Depression in Children

It is normal for your growing child to be moody or somewhat irritable as he or she moves through adolescence. But symptoms of prolonged sadness or irritability and a loss of pleasure in activities the child enjoyed before can point to depression. Depression is not a normal part of growing up. Deciding whether your…