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Is Your Child Bipolar?: The Definitive Resource on How to Identify, Treat, and Thrive with a Bipolar Child

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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.

Synopsis:

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. 30,000 first printing.

About the Author

Mary Ann McDonnell, A.P.R.N., B.C., is the executive director of S.T.E.P. Up 4 Kids, a nonprofit organization supporting children and teens with bipolar disorder. A clinical university instructor, she also maintains a private practice in pediatric psychopharmacology.

Janet Wozniak, M.D., is the director of Pediatric Bipolar Research at Massachusetts General Hospital, and assistant professor of psychiatry there and at Harvard Medical School.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553905144
Subtitle:
The Definitive Resource on How to Identify, Treat, and Thrive with a Bipolar Child
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Mary Ann McDonnell, A.P.R.N., B.C., and Janet Wozniak, M.D.
Author:
Janet Wozniak
Author:
McDonnell, Mary Ann
Author:
Judy Fort Brenneman
Author:
Wozniak, Janet
Author:
Brenneman, Judy Fort
Author:
Mary Ann McDonnell
Subject:
Family & Relationships : Parenting - Child Rearing
Subject:
Parenting - Child Rearing
Subject:
Manic-depressive illness in children.
Subject:
Pediatrics
Subject:
Children with Special Needs
Subject:
Psychopathology - Manic Depressive Illness
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
Psychopathology - Bipolar Disorder
Subject:
Child Care
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080520
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
384

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » General
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » Psychopathology » Bipolar Disorder
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General

Is Your Child Bipolar?: The Definitive Resource on How to Identify, Treat, and Thrive with a Bipolar Child
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"Synopsis" by , 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. 30,000 first printing.
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