From the Inside Flap
With proper diagnosis and early intervention, there is unlimited hope for children and teens diagnosed with bipolar disorder to lead fulfilling and enjoyable lives, starting today.
Inside, you?ll discover compassionate and informative methods to help manage the diagnosis and develop the natural strengths, gifts, and skills that every child has to offer. Written by a top expert in the field, this life-changing book is presented in clear, straightforward language that dispels the myths about bipolar disorder and offers real solutions. You?ll uncover keen insight and the latest options for helping your bipolar child or teen by understanding:
* The causes of bipolar disorder
* The path and outcome of bipolar disorder in children and teens
* The latest biological treatments and psychosocial therapies, and how to use them
* How to handle behavioral and academic problems, as well as assess and manage suicidal tendencies
* And much more
About the Author
BORIS BIRMAHER, M.D., professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, is one of the country’s top researchers in the field of child and adolescent bipolar disorder. He, together with David Axelson, M.D., is also currently the director of Child and Adolescent Bipolar Disorders Services at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh. Dr. Birmaher lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.