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Bipolar Child The Definitive and Reassuring Guide to Childhood's Most Misunderstood Disorder

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ISBN-10: 0767903161

ISBN-13: 9780767903165

Edition: 1999

Authors: Demitri Papolos, Janice Papolos

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From the authors of the classic text Overcoming Depression, here is the first book about early-onset bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder--manic depression--was once thought to be rare in children. Now researchers are discovering that not only can bipolar disorder begin very early in life, but also that it is much more common than ever imagined. Yet the illness is often misdiagnosed or overlooked. Why? Bipolar disorder manifests itself differently in children than in adults, and in children there is an overlap of symptoms with other childhood psychiatric disorders. As a result, these kids may be given any number of psychiatric labels: "ADHD," "Depressed," "Oppositional Defiant Disorder,"…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Broadway Books
Publication date: 1/4/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Demitri Papolos, M.D., is an associate professor of psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City and the codirector of the Program in Behavioral Genetics. He is the medical advisor for Parents of Bipolar Children, an on-line support group, and the chair of the professional advisory board of the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation. He is the director of research of the Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation, and is in private practice in New York City and Westport, Connecticut. Janice Papolos is the author of three books, all recognized as definitive in their field, and is the editor of the highly respected The Bipolar Child Newsletter. The Papoloses are the authors…    

Demitri Papolos, M.D., is an associate professor of psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City and the codirector of the Program in Behavioral Genetics. He is the medical advisor for Parents of Bipolar Children, an on-line support group, and the chair of the professional advisory board of the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation. He is the director of research of the Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation, and is in private practice in New York City and Westport, Connecticut. Janice Papolos is the author of three books, all recognized as definitive in their field, and is the editor of the highly respected The Bipolar Child Newsletter. The Papoloses are the authors…    

Acknowledgments
Preface
Diagnosis and Treatment
Voices from the Front
The Diagnostic Dilemma
How to Find Good Treatment
Prescriptions for Treatment
Charting the Course of the Disorder
Inside the Brain and Mind
The Genetic Aspects of Bipolar Disorder
The Psychological Dimensions
What Causes This Condition?
Living and Coping with Bipolar Disorder
The Impact on the Family
School: A Child's World Beyond Home
Navigating the Shoals of Adolescence
When a Child Is Hospitalized
The Insurance Maze
Life Goes On
Agenda for the Future
The Bipolar Child Questionnaire
Resources
Bibliography
Index