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Product Details

  • Paperback: 274 pages
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press; 1 edition (May 8, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593854072
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593854072
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #222,126 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Finally, a book about pediatric bipolar disorder that really gets it right, offering help and hope where so much misinformation and misunderstanding have interfered with parents' getting the best for their child. Given all the confusion about diagnosis and treatment, Dr. Pavuluri's book is a godsend for parents. Her writing is warm and welcoming, and her practical wisdom and common sense leap off the page."--Peter S. Jensen, MD, Director, The REACH Institute

"The approach in this book has helped me achieve new stability for my son. For parents in search of help, this book will become your compass for all that lies ahead. Dr. Pavuluri’s expertise, passion, and tireless effort shine through on every page. She provides excellent information on how to manage bipolar disorder, choose and communicate with care providers, and advocate for your child in the school and health insurance arenas. The book is refreshing in its overarching sense of optimism, empathy, and support."--J. McCarthy, parent

"It's as if Dr. Pavuluri wrote this book for me and my family! Reading it gave me a better understanding of why my son with bipolar disorder acts the way he does, together with tools to help alleviate his pain. Throughout, Dr. Pavuluri demonstrates her understanding of these children's feelings and provides invaluable explanations and resources. This book shows parents like me that we are not alone. It is truly inspirational, and has given me new hope for my son."--Laurie P., parent

"Dr. Pavuluri speaks frankly to parents, but with a comforting wisdom. She compares treatment to building a house--medication management is the foundation, psychological counseling provides the bricks, and family therapy is the cement that holds it all together. This book provides a useful and encouraging blueprint."--Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD, Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Stony Brook University School of Medicine

"Dr. Pavuluri has seen it all--the stress on families, the frustrations in finding the right medications, the battles for support in school. This book will be a major help as you strive to make sense of your child's symptoms and the many different treatment recommendations you may receive."--David J. Miklowitz, PhD, author of The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide


"The book contains a wealth of resources, and sheds light on appropriate parenting skills, effective relationships with the child's school, types of clinicians, available medications, and much more. What Works for Bipolar Kids is a very helpful resource for parents, and is also a good addition to the mental health clinician's list of recommended books on the topic."--Metapsychology Online Reviews
(Metapsychology Online Reviews 2008-05-10)

About the Author

Mani Pavuluri, MD, PhD, is Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry and Founding Director of the Pediatric Mood Disorders Clinic and Pediatric Bipolar Research Program at the Institute for Juvenile Research, University of Illinois at Chicago. A widely cited expert on psychological disorders in young children, she has been listed as one of "America’s Top Psychiatrists" by the Consumers’ Research Council. Dr. Pavuluri is currently Chair of the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation's Professional Advisory Council.


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I've read a lot of books on the subject, and I found this one to be easy to read, understand and very helpful for parents of bipolar kids.
E. T. Williams
Thank you Dr. Pavuluri for your book and all the help that you offer to parents of children diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Kelli B. on May 24, 2009
Format: Paperback
I've got a library full of books about bipolar in children, but this is now my favorite and the first one I consult when questions arise. When I read this book for the first time, I immediately realized that Dr. Pavluri understands, better than anyone else I've encountered, what it is like to live with and love a child who suffers from early-onset bipolar disorder. Her commitment, compassion and genius really come through. In particular, I found that the book contains lots of specifics-- e.g., a treatment algorithm and specific examples of how and when to talk to (or not talk to) your child. She clearly understands the difficulty that many of us have getting our friends and family to understand and support our efforts on behalf of our children. In fact, I have prepared an information sheet for such people, which includes several excerpts from the book related to discipline ("Johnny never has any problems when he's with me. You just need to show him who's in charge.") and variable symptom presentation ("If she can keep it together at school, then she can keep it together at home.") This book is so fabulous that it makes me wish we lived in Chicago and could work with Dr. Pavluri in person.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Tammi on July 5, 2012
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If you are brand new to bipolar this book would probably be somewhat helpful, especially the factual bits, such as the parts that talk about what bipolar is and the charts in the back. However, if you have been in the trenches with a bipolar child for awhile, I would encourage you not to spend your money on this book.

I'm the mom of a 12-year-old boy with bipolar who has atypical reactions to medications. I bought Dr. Pavuluri's book because she is part of a Chicago bipolar treatment center, and has a reputation as an expert on juvenile bipolar. We were seriously considering flying from halfway across the country to see someone at the Institute for Juvenile Research where she works to see if we could finally get help for our son that really helps.

I was extremely disappointed with her book.

For someone who has been actively dealing with juvenile bipolar for 6 years, including trying to find psychiatrists and medications and going through hospitalizations, this book offered nothing new or useful. Dr. Pavuluri obviously has never actually been a parent or a person diagnosed with bipolar seeking treatment. She clearly does not understand the challenges people face in real life when trying to find treatment. Many of the things she suggests simply don't work in the real world, and some of them are laughable. For example, she recommends that you never disagree with or contradict a doctor because that will hurt his/her feelings and might damage your relationship with the doctor.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jen on June 19, 2008
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What Works for Bipolar Kids: Help and Hope for Parents

This book is a welcome addition to resources for parents struggling to help their child deal with a bipolar diagnosis. Dr. Pavuluri writes as though she is seeing into your family's heart and I know the knowledge shared in this book will ultimately help our family to heal. We will always have to grow and learn new ways to cope with this difficult diagnosis our daughter has received, but this book will be an essential tool along the way. Thank you to Dr. Pavuluri and her team for their years of research that ultimately led to her writing this book and for offering real solutions to the everyday challenges we, as parents of bipolar kids, face on a daily basis.

If you are new to this diagnosis, you MUST get this book. If you've been struggling with this diagnosis for awhile now - open the pages and help is on the way!!!! Thank you Dr. Pavuluri from the bottom of my broken heart!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By W. Sprankle on January 12, 2009
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Applying adult criteria to diagnose children with the Bipolar Disorder is an injustice to the children and their parents. This book provides an excellent resource for parents and counselors to develop a foundation to learn about childhood bipolar disorder. The book provides interventions that may be used with children. It also addresses parental-child relationship and dynamics. This book is a foundational book to begin to learn about the childhood bipolar disorder and opens the door of hope for the child's future.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E. T. Williams on June 13, 2008
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Mani Pavuluri's book is great. I've read a lot of books on the subject, and I found this one to be easy to read, understand and very helpful for parents of bipolar kids. I'd definitely add it to my list of recommended reading.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on July 13, 2008
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Bipolar disorder is not a death sentence to a miserable life - it can be overcome. "What Works for Bipolar Kids: Help and Hope for Parents" is a complete and comprehensive handbook for parents of bipolar children. Advice for these children and their families on how to deal with the problems that the disorder presents, including aggression, sleep problems, depression and other issues, is found throughout the book. "What Works for Bipolar Kids: Help and Hope for Parents'" is highly recommended for community library parenting collections and for any parent of a bipolar child.

Diane C. Donovan
California Bookwatch
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