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Understanding the Mind of Your Bipolar Child: The Complete Guide to the Development, Treatment, and Parenting of Children with Bipolar Disorder

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Help and hope for parents of children who suffer from this prevalent and puzzling disorder

Bipolar disorder has an impact not only on children's mood and behavior but on the way they experience the world, and consequently on the way they think. The intensity with which a bipolar child perceives things can be the source of creativity and talent, but it can also be a source o
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published March 4th 2008 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published November 14th 2006)
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Jennifer
I cannot begin to describe the chaos that occurs when a parent is first given the diagnosis of bipolar in his or her child. Many thoughts come to mind. The words: crazy, nuthouse, homeless, mental institution, and alone; are some of the words that enter the thought process. A red haze of panic swells and threatens to consume the common sense that exists until the calm voice of the doctor reminds the parent that all is not lost. Modern medicine has moved along with technology and the diagnosis of ...more
Laura
Dec 31, 2015 Laura rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I had so many problems with this book.

.the insistence that a child continue taking their medications with ever increasing problems such as liver toxicity, death, etc.
.the author's obsession that all bipolar children have had either troubling problems or a problem with literacy. I had never experienced any problems of hyper sexuality or alcohol abuse until the introduction of medication
.the insistence that instead of a child having a problem with an aggravating therapist, school, peers, family me
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Audra
Dec 15, 2013 Audra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mental-health
A little psychoanalytic at times, especially in the chapter on family. However I really appreciated the sections that look at how children with bipolar experience different developmental periods in their life, and found them to be exceptionally helpful at understanding some of the reasons I see certain behaviors in my child.
Willow
Dec 30, 2013 Willow rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

THIS AUTHOR- I HAVE MET, AND HAVE KEPT IN TOUCH WITH PERSONALLY OVER THE YEARS.


MEET HIM, AND YOU'LL FREAK OUT FROM HIS KNOWLEDGE ---> THAT IS HOW SMART HE IS.



HIS PRESENCE IMMEDIATELY TELLS YOU WHO IS THE SMARTEST IN THE ROOM IS.






HE IS SO INSPIRATIONAL.

HE IS SIMPLY WONDERFUL TO
BE AROUND AND TO SPEAK TO,
YOU CAN'T STAND TO JUST
LOVE HIM FOR BEING HIM! HAHAHA!

HE TRULY HAS A GREAT
HEART AND SOUL.

HE IS AND AWESOME PERSON.

HE IS VERY IMPRESSIVE, AND
AMAZING.

HE IS A JOY TO HAVE AND
BE AROUND.

HE IS AMUSING
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