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She shouldn’t be labeled as manic just because she talks to strangers and makes inappropriate comments.
By contrast, let’s say the same teenager abruptly started going without sleep for days in a row, while having more tantrums than usual. Not surprisingly, the symptoms of bipolar disorder in someone with autism are likely to look different than they would in others.
Studies suggest that anti-seizure, mood-stabilizing medications such as valproic acid may be a safer treatment for those with autism.
We’ve also seen success with a combination of a mood-stabilizing medicine and a low dose of an antipsychotic medication.
Other common symptoms included excessive activity such as pacing (43 percent), accident proneness (44 percent), distractibility (43 percent) and a tendency to “get in trouble” (47 percent). The point is that all these behaviors could be considered symptoms of bipolar disorder!