From my personal experience (I was diagnosed at the age of 9 of having bipolar and ADHD
), bipolar symptoms
in kids can vary from bipolar in adults. Nine was a young
age, especially back then (I'm 22 now), to diagnose a child with bipolar, and I would think that would still be somewhat true today... Because originally, I was diagnosed with an adjustment disorder, until my psychiatrist finally settled on me having ADHD and bipolar.