Bipolar Disorders: A Guide To Helping Children and Adolescents

Bipolar disorders are different in children than in adults. There are some diagnostic criteria unique to children. This book covers the range of topics that parents  need to know about in order to help their children: Description of the range of bipolar disorders; Diagnostic criteria, current and proposed, including comparisons to common misdiagnoses; Family life with bipolar disorders, including recognizing and preventing mood swings, safety, and support; Medications, with special attention to the physiology and  responses of children and adolescents; Therapeutic interventions in various “talk therapies” and other interventions, such as improving sleep patterns, preventing seasonal mood swings, diet, and supplements.

© 2000 Mitzi Waltz
Audience: Parent, Professional