The Ups and Downs of Raising a Bipolar Child

Author: Judith Lederman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416590378
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HELP IS HERE 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.

Mommy I m Still In Here

Author: Kate McLaughlin
Publisher: Behler Publications
ISBN: 1933016728
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Mommy I'm Still In Here clarifies myths and misunderstandings about bipolar disorder through the lives of Kate McLaughlin’s two teenaged children and provides vital information to a public frequently misled by sensationalist media and inaccurate Hollywood portrayals. This book supports, educates, and informs the reader, offering hope and encouragement.

Bipolar Kids

Author: Rosalie Greenberg
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 9780738211138
Format: PDF
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Once considered an adult illness, bipolar disorder is one of the fastest growing categories in child psychiatry, touching the lives of an estimated one million children. But often it goes misdiagnosed, and kids can be prescribed medication that only worsens the condition. With her twenty-five years' experience, child psychiatrist Rosalie Greenberg offers parents and professionals alike an innovative approach to help bipolar youngsters locate that elusive inner calm. Gathering stories from families on the front lines, she shows parents how best to navigate the peaks and valleys of the disorder, addresses family relationships, and guides parents in making meaningful choices about their child's education and treatment options. A masterful book that recognizes the brilliance and creativity in bipolar kids, it will give hope that every child can, with the proper interventions, lead a full, productive life.

The Bipolar Teen

Author: David J. Miklowitz
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606237586
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If your teen has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder--or your child’s moods seem out of control--Dr. David Miklowitz can help. The bestselling author of The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide has tailored his proven treatment approach to meet the specific needs of teens and their families. The Bipolar Teen provides practical tools you can use to make home life manageable again. You’ll learn to spot the differences between normal teenage behavior and the telltale symptoms of mania and depression. Together with your child’s doctors, you’ll be able to strike a healthy balance between medication and psychotherapy, recognize and respond to the early warning signs of an oncoming episode, and collaborate effectively with school personnel. Like no other resource available, this powerful book delivers ways to manage chaos and relieve stress so everyone in your family--including siblings--can find stability, support, and peace of mind.

Your Child Does Not Have Bipolar Disorder

Author: Stuart L. Kaplan
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313381348
Format: PDF
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An eminent child psychiatrist provides an insider's, whistle-blowing perspective on the promotion of a diagnostic entity that does not exist. * Arresting case histories * A reference section

Helping Parents and Teachers Understand Medications for Behavioral and Emotional Problems

Author: Edited by Mina K. Dulcan M.D.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 158562506X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Now in its fourth edition, Helping Parents and Teachers Understand Medications for Behavioral and Emotional Problems is an extremely useful and user-friendly compendium of information sheets for parents and teachers of children and adolescents who are being prescribed medications for psychiatric disorders. The book is designed for a diverse audience of psychiatrists, pediatricians, and neurologists, as well as for schools, therapists, and libraries. Individual information sheets on specific medications prescribed for the child or adolescent patient can be downloaded, printed, and given to parents and teachers to help them understand the drug's purpose, possible side effects, potential interactions with food and medications, and other factors. This new edition has been thoroughly updated, and the number of drugs covered has been expanded by more than 20% over the previous edition. Written in an accessible style that laypeople will find easy to understand, Helping Parents and Teachers Understand Medications for Behavioral and Emotional Problems provides accurate and timely information that promotes understanding and helps ensure patient adherence and safety.

Pediatric Bipolar Spectrum Disorders

Author: Elizabeth Burney Hamilton
Publisher: Momentum Press
ISBN: 1944749349
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book provides an evidence-based framework to address the unique challenges faced by children and adolescents with bipolar spectrum disorders. Content is targeted towards psychologists, psychiatrists, and allied professionals. Chapters focus on differential diagnoses, co-morbid disorders, evaluation techniques, and intervention strategies grounded in current research. Case histories are provided to illustrate the complex issues of this specialized population. Multiple resources and links are included for professionals to utilize within their clinical practice.

Bipolar and Pregnant

Author: Kristin K. Finn
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 0757306837
Format: PDF, Docs
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The first book to tackle one of the leading concerns of women with manic depression and related disorders You have bipolar disorder and want to start a family. There is so much to know and manage when thinking about becoming pregnant and having an optimal pregnancy and postpartum period. What are the risks? Can I go off my meds? How will my partner react? Will my child also become bipolar? How do I navigate through the often confusing and ever-changing research on mental disorders and pregnancy? Kristin K. Finn was diagnosed with manic depression as a teenager. Upon deciding to become pregnant, she and her husband also had questions, concerns, and fears. Recognizing that there was no go-to guide that helps women with manic depression navigate pre-natal, pregnancy, and postpartum issues, Finn collaborated with geneticists, obstetricians, psychologists, and psychiatrists to bring you this ultimate support-group-in-a-book and pregnancy resource. In Bipolar and Pregnant, Finn shares her insights and techniques that she developed through two pregnancies, as well as the advice of her esteemed team of experts. In addition, Bipolar and Pregnant: Provides information on medical aspects of pregnancy and gives advice on minimizing the risks of psychiatric flare-ups, avoiding episodes, monitoring behavior, and preparing to go off mediation as pregnancy looms. Discusses medical aspects of pregnancy, preparing for pregnancy, and optimizing the chances of getting pregnant Provides the latest research on medications used to treat bipolar disorder and their effect on developing babies. You and your entire support team will be armed with the knowledge necessary to help you optimize your pregnancy, subside anxiety, and feel confident that you are doing the very best for you and your new family.

Joining the Thin Club

Author: Judith Lederman
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780307496300
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Many books will help you lose weight. But Joining the Thin Club will help you keep the weight off for good. After losing 80 pounds and going from a size 22 to a size 8, Judith Lederman has beaten the odds and stayed slim for several years. Combining her experience with the professional expertise of Larina Kase, Psy.D., Joining the Thin Club offers advice for every aspect of your new life, from handling compliments and reconciling the inner you with the new outer you, to negotiating social eating and keeping exercise interesting. All the common fears and challenges that you, as someone who is losing or has lost weight, will face are addressed. With Joining the Thin Club, you’ll learn to: - Deal with temptation and prevent a backslide - Break out of the negative self-critiquing rut and appreciate all you’ve achieved - Create new goals to keep you inspired - Embrace the ongoing process of mind and body toning - Eliminate the stressors that caused you to become heavy in the first place - Eliminate the stressors that caused you to become heavy in the first place With this candid, straightforward book, you’ll be able to set realistic goals regarding your weight, address your body-image concerns, and adhere to a plan for exercise and a healthy diet because-when you join The Thin Club, you’ll want to be a member for life. From the Trade Paperback edition.