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Is Your Child Bipolar?: The Definitive Resource on How to Identify, Treat,…

by Mary Ann Mcdonnell

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Some of the pluses for me in this book included: a great section on how to track symptoms, a good explanation of how bipolar presents with other disorders, how to assemble a team to help a child, and an extensive section on dealing with the school and the IEP process. The writing style is very readable and parents coping with a bipolar child will find this to be a great resource. ( )
  tjsjohanna | Jun 29, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553805320, Hardcover)

The Definitive Resource on How to Identify, Treat, and Live with a Bipolar Child

More than three million American children suffer from some form of bipolar disorder, a life-impairing illness that can cause wild mood swings and even episodes of rage. But as a parent, can you tell the difference between a tempermental, moody child and one facing serious mental illness? Where do you turn if your child’s tantrums and meltdowns are wreaking havoc? For families as well as professionals, here is the only book on early- onset bipolar disorder written by pediatric specialists who combine clinical care and research.

Health experts once thought bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, did not exist in children and teens. However, leading experts like Janet Wozniak and Mary Ann McDonnell have shown that the illness may appear even before age six, with many cases either undiagnosed or misdiagnosed as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Now, in the most complete and authoritative guide yet, Janet Wozniak, M.D., and psychiatric nurse Mary Ann McDonnell offer their unmatched expertise along with the latest information on this difficult condition.

Drawing from their professional experience and sharing stories of families in their practices, the authors guide you in how to:
•Navigate the “diagnosis tangle” to ensure accurate identification of the disorder
•Communicate effectively with doctors, teachers, and counselors
•Find allies and choose a treatment team
•Help your family cope

In a rapidly changing field, The Bipolar Disorder clearly explains what researchers know, what they suspect, and where studies now point. From medication to coping strategies, this accessible book offers inspiration, encouragement, and invaluable wisdom for all involved.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:01:42 -0400)

Drawing on the latest advances in clinical care and research, pediatric specialists in the field of early onset bipolar disorder furnish up-to-date information and guidelines on how to diagnose and treat the ailment, with advice on how to insure accurate dianosis of the disorder, communicate with doctors, select a treatment, manage problems in adolescence, and more.… (more)

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