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This is a superb book that all parents, educators, and clinicians should read. Not only do the authors provide an excellent overview of the pharmacological treatment of the disorder, but they offer trenchant case vignettes that go a long way to clarifying the various presentations of the illness from early childhood through adolescence. In addition, the book provides a useful toolkit for parents to better understand, empathize, and develop strategies to deal with the errant and often overwhelming behaviors these children manifest. We highly recommend this book.
Demitri F. Papolos, MD, and Janice Papolos, authors of The Bipolar Child
This book is extraordinarily helpful in presenting a picture of children and adolescents with bipolar disorder. The case illustrations present a very clear picture of the symptoms that define the disorder. The information on psychopharmacological treatment and psychological treatment are valuable resources for parents and professionals alike.
Ira Glovinsky, Ph.D., director of the Childhood Mood Disorder Program at the Interdisciplinary Center for the Family in West Bloomfield, MI, and adjunct professor of psychology at Madonna University in Livonia, MI
Drs. Faedda and Austin have done a remarkable job of describing bipolar disorder in children. Their combined clinical experience lends richness to the practical suggestions they have for families in managing this difficult illness. Reading Parenting a Bipolar Child will bring relief to stressed and confused parents struggling for answers as they navigate the complex diagnostic and treatment pathway for youth with bipolar disorder.
Mary A. Fristad, PhD, ABPP, professor of psychiatry and psychology at Ohio State University and author of Raising a Moody Child
I liked what I read in this book but then I passed it on to my daughter who has a difficult child and doctors suspect that she is bipolar. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Patricia Lewis
As a parent of a bipolar child this book hits the mark. It helps you to unravel the disease from the child. Read morePublished on May 29, 2011 by Cheri Baron
Haven't begun reading - but it is the next book I plan to read regarding my child's situation - I believe it will be another good resource for a parent seeking information... Read morePublished on July 13, 2010 by Amazon Customer
The strength of this book is its practical applications. The interactions of a typical family are contrasted with a family with Bipolar kids. Read morePublished on October 28, 2009 by S. Lawrence
I haven't finished the book yet, the beginning has to do with diagnosis, and behaviors your child may be experiencing. Read morePublished on February 23, 2009 by K. S. Warner
Having read nearly everything in this genre, I found this book discardable. It pales in comparison to, among others, "The Bipolar Child" by Demitri and Janice Papolos, "A... Read morePublished on March 1, 2008 by Wordsmith