Parenting a Bipolar Child What to Do and Why

ISBN-10: 1572244232
ISBN-13: 9781572244238
Edition: 2006
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Description: When a child or adolescent is diagnosed with bipolar disorder, it's hard for his or her parents to know exactly what to do. What constitutes. an effective therapeutic approach to help their bipolar child navigate childhood and adolescence? In this  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 11/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

When a child or adolescent is diagnosed with bipolar disorder, it's hard for his or her parents to know exactly what to do. What constitutes. an effective therapeutic approach to help their bipolar child navigate childhood and adolescence? In this book, a psychiatrist and a psychologist, both specializing in mood disorders, offer a comprehensive overview of the available treatment options and most effective parenting strategies for dealing with this serious condition. In addition to a thorough explanation of the often necessary medical treatments for bipolar disorder, readers will also learn the importance of emotional regulation in bipolar children. Techniques for dealing with displays of rage, anger, and irritability in children are covered. The book also addresses sleep deprivation, one of the most common symptoms of childhood bipolar disorder, and the issue young people with bipolar disorder face in school. Subjects of particular intereste to parents of older children and adolescents are covered, such as substance abuse, eating disorders, violence, and suicide.

Gianni L. Faedda, MD, is a psychiatrist and psychopharmacologist with an extensive background in research and treatment of manic-depressive illness. Dr. Faedda trained at the Lucio Bini Center in Cagliari and Rome, then at Harvard's McLean Hospital. In 1991 he completed a Fellowship in Psychopharmacology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. From 1992 to 1995, he served as the Director of Research in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In 1992 he founded and still directs the Lucio Bini Mood Disorders Center of New York.

Nancy B. Austin, PsyD, a graduate of the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology School/Child Program at Yeshiva University, has been a child psychologist in New York since 1988. She is also a psychoanalyst, with training from the Westchester Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (WCSPP). Austin is currently the associate director of the Lucio Bini Mood Disorders Center of New York, which specializes in research, consultation, diagnosis, and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders in children, adolescents, adults, and their families.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Growing Up with Bipolar Disorder
Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder in Children
Bipolar Disorder in Adolescents
Clinical Assessment
Diagnostic Overlap and Multiple Diagnoses
Treatment Overview
Medication Choices
Sleep Disorders
Living with a Bipolar Child
Irritability: What to Do?
Psychotherapy
School Decisions
Crisis Management
Epilogue
Web Sites and Other Resources
References

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