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Positive Parenting for Bipolar Kids How to Identify, Treat, Manage, and Rise to the Challenge

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ISBN-10: 0553384627

ISBN-13: 9780553384628

Edition: N/A

Authors: Mary Ann McDonnell, Janet Wozniak, Judy Fort Brenneman

List price: $17.00
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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…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

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.,isthe director of Pediatric Bipolar Research at Massachusetts General Hospital, and assistant professor of psychiatry there and at Harvard Medical School.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Lost in the Maze
Diagnosis Tangle: Is it Really-Or Only-Bipolar?
Spinning Star: What Bipolar Disorder Looks Like in Kids
The Whose-Fault Pitfall: What Causes Bipolar Disorder?
Sound Barrier: How To Talk so Your Doctor Will Hear
Hidden Allies: Finding the Right People For Your Child's Treatment Team
Treatment Twists and Turns: Finding The Best Treatment for Your Child
Doors And Detours: Finding Psychotherapy That Helps
Invisible Elephants: Education, Advocacy, and Ieps
Defending The Castle: Strategies for Thriving
Shock Wave: Coping With Danger and Crisis
Bibliography
Appendices
About the Authors
Index