The Ups and Downs of Raising a Bipolar Child: A Survival Guide for Parents

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 1, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 320 pages
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Bipolar disorder has recently been identified as one of the most misunderstood and underdiagnosed conditions affecting children -- and it is dramatically on the rise. The Ups and Downs of Raising a Bipolar Child gives parents the sound advice and expert information they need to cope with this challenging diagnosis, and shows how to provide essential care and support for a bipolar child as well as for the rest of the family.
 

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In the last decade, increasing numbers of children and adolescents have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder (manic depression). Though this disorder was previously thought not to occur before young ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Picking
36
Helping Your Child Through
71
The Right Prescriptions
106
Routine
125
When and How to
150
Explain Your Childs Condition
201
A Good Lawyer Can Help
212
YOUR FAMILY
229
Meeting the Challenge
246
Parenting the Normal Ones
255
Paying for Special Needs
281
RESOURCES
293
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Judith Lederman, a freelance writer and public relations consultant, has written for The New York Times and a number of national magazines, and hosted two weekly radio shows in the New York area. She is the parent of a bipolar child and lives in Scarsdale, New York.

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