Symptoms Of Mood Disorder In Children


Do you notice that your child is having mood swings lately? Sometimes he is a happy and excited then suddenly in a short period he becomes sad or mad.

Did you notice that your child’s behavior has changed? Was your child social but now he prefers to stay alone?

These mood disorders in children or mood swings are a common symptom among people who suffer from Bipolar Disorder, and there is a chance that your child is suffering from it.

Bipolar disorder or manic-depressive disorder is a very dangerous mental illness that affects people with different ages. People who suffer from this malignant disease go into a state of depression where they start hating life and themselves as well.
The dangerous of this illness is very high, because people who suffer from it, especially children and teens might hurt themselves as well as suicide if not treated.

Mood Disorder In Children

That is why it is important for every parent to pay close attention to their kids, and it is important to consult a doctor or an expert once they notice any of these symptoms:

  • Mood Swings:

In this state, your child will suffer from the mood disorder; which means that he might feel sad in a moment and become excited and happy in the other without any reason or vice versa.

  • Angry:

Your child will become short tempered and angry most of the time for simple things or nothing at all.

  • Insomnia:

No matter how much your child is tired, he won’t be able to sleep properly; and if he did he won’t sleep for as long as he should or he might also sleep much more than he needs to.

  • Poor Attention and Weakness:

One of the main things that you’ll notice on your child in case he was suffering from the mood disorder, he won’t be able to focus or pay attention neither on his daily routine or studies. You will also notice a sudden drop in his grades.

  • Lack of Interest In Activities:

No matter how much your child used to love a specific activity or hobby, he will lose interest in it and any other activities. He will feel week most of the time and won’t be able to do anything except for sitting around.

  • Losing or Gaining Appetite:

In this case, you will notice that your child has both gained appetite and started eating lot, more than he was used to or he will start neglecting his food and be satisfied with only some few bites.

  • Lot of Ache:

He will unusually start complaining about headaches, backaches or stomachaches often.

  • Dark Thoughts:

Your child will gain more interest in sex and dark things such as death and suicide, as he will also start wearing a black more often.


These symptoms of mood disorder in children are often caused by:

  • Inheritance:

If you know that your family or someone in it have a history with mood disorder sometime in his life, even though you didn’t inherit, you should be careful and pay attention to your children; because there is a chance that they might suffer from it.

  • Neglecting and Loneliness:

Many parents might not notice it but in every house that includes children; there is one child that is not getting enough attention.
The middle child is often the one who doesn’t get enough attention from his parents because their often busy with the first or second child or them both; which cause this child to be more vulnerable to suffer from this dangerous illness.

  • Family Problems:

You might not think that your problems matter to your children, but it does actually. Just like you can feel when your child is angry, happy or sad he can feel you as well; which might lead them to him to think that he is a burden on you.

If you don’t wish to see any of your children dying slowly a painful and lonely death, you have to pay attention to him and try to divide your attention on all your children without neglecting any of them.

If you have any problem, talk to your children about it and ask for their opinion and help; because that is how you will gain their trust and make them feel that they are needed and important in your life .

If you notice any of these signs on your child, immediately consult an expert or doctor if you want to prevent your child from going in a state that might destroy his life.