The Bipolar Handbook for Children, Teens, and Families

The Bipolar Handbook for Children, Teens, and Families

Real-life Questions With Up-to-date Answers

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Penguin Putnam
The most practical and current resource for children and teens affected by bipolar disorder.

A practicing psychiatrist specializing in bipolar disorder for nearly twenty years, Dr. Burgess has helped countless children and teens navigate the minefield of mania and depression and lead successful, happy lives. Drawing on the real questions asked by patients and parents and families of affected children, The Bipolar Handbook for Children, Teens, and Families tackles every area of the disorder: causes; medical treatment and psychotherapy; strategies for creating a healthy lifestyle; and preventing, coping with, and treating bipolar episodes. More than five hundred questions and answers address:

? how to choose the right doctor or specialist for your child;
? what treatment and medication protocols are best; and
? how to reduce stress to prevent manic and depressive episodes.

Special chapters on practical strategies for academic success, building healthy relationships, issues that specifically affect teens versus smaller children, and coping techniques for families and friends further explore the impact of the disorder on daily life. The Bipolar Handbook for Children, Teens, and Families also includes diagnostic criteria from the American Psychiatric Association and the National Institute of Mental Health, making this a versatile guide?perfect for both quick reference and in-depth study.



Random House, Inc.
The most practical and current resource for children and teens affected by bipolar disorder.

A practicing psychiatrist specializing in bipolar disorder for nearly twenty years, Dr. Burgess has helped countless children and teens navigate the minefield of mania and depression and lead successful, happy lives. Drawing on the real questions asked by patients and parents and families of affected children, The Bipolar Handbook for Children, Teens, and Families tackles every area of the disorder: causes; medical treatment and psychotherapy; strategies for creating a healthy lifestyle; and preventing, coping with, and treating bipolar episodes. More than five hundred questions and answers address:

? how to choose the right doctor or specialist for your child;
? what treatment and medication protocols are best; and
? how to reduce stress to prevent manic and depressive episodes.

Special chapters on practical strategies for academic success, building healthy relationships, issues that specifically affect teens versus smaller children, and coping techniques for families and friends further explore the impact of the disorder on daily life. The Bipolar Handbook for Children, Teens, and Families also includes diagnostic criteria from the American Psychiatric Association and the National Institute of Mental Health, making this a versatile guide?perfect for both quick reference and in-depth study.

Baker & Taylor
A practical guide for young people affected by bipolar disorder draws on the author's experiences with patients and their families, in a guide that addresses key aspects, from chief causes and medical treatments to strategies for creating a healthy lifestyle and treating bipolar episodes. Original.

Baker
& Taylor

Discusses bipolar disorder in children and adolescents, including its possible causes, treatments, and how parents and other family members can help bipolar children.

Publisher: New York : Avery, c2008
ISBN: 9781583333075
158333307X
Characteristics: x, 276 p. ; 23 cm

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