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The Bipolar Child: The Definitive and Reassuring Guide to Childhood's Most Misunderstood Disorder, Third Edition Paperback – October 2, 2007
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The sections that that describe the differences between adult bipolar disorder and early-onset bipolar disorder are particularly impressive. The sections on other diagnostic categories (such as ADHD which is frequently a "misdiagnosis" with tragic results) are equally impressive.
In short, this book ought to be "required" reading for everyone involved in the life of a bipolar child, including parents, relatives, teachers, therapists, and doctors. As the parent of a child diagnosed ten years ago at age five with bipolar disorder, I can say with confidence that this book more than lives up to its subtitle, "The Definitive and Reassuring Guide to Childhood's Most Misunderstood Disorder." It is a medical reference book, parent handbook, educational planning book, treatment roadmap, and book of hope--all rolled into one!
The authors are not alarmists; their stance, research, and professional networking is mainstream. But this work is alarming. It argues from the testimony of hundreds of parents connected to the authors from around the country by the Internet, that their children were much more violently ill than DSM-IV criteria for ADHD would admit, and that traditional ADHD treatments were not working, in fact making the situations worse. Admitting that the ADHD/bipolar differential is tricky for the diagnostician, the authors have arrived at useful clinical clues. For example, when a hyperactive child breaks something, more often than not he is angry with himself for his clumsiness.Read more ›
From the day I read this book, I began to understand what was going on with my son and my journey began. Suddenly, the pieces to the puzzle fit and I had the road map I so desperately needed. Without sounding dramatic, but being completely honest, I COULD NOT have gone in the right direction medically without having the knowledge I received from this book. I know carry it with me when traveling with my children and use it as a guide when needed.
"The Bipolar Child" offers a symptoms checklist, medication information, school information, physiological info on this disorder, and more. I would highly recommend it to any parent, educator, or health care professional. Dr. Papolos treads and researches where many doctors avoid to go. Because of him and his wife, many will receive direction to get the help they so desperately need. My son is now stable and happy. Thank you to the Papoloses!
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This is a must-have book if your child has received this diagnosis. It was written with the input of many, many parents like YOU. It was a lifesaver for us. Read morePublished 2 months ago by G in Ohio
This is the best book out there to describe what bipolar/DMDD looks like in prepubescent children. Children do have mixed states with rapid cycling in many cases, as with my... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Helps understand the behaviors of bipolar in children -- as my family ( myself, my sister, my grandfather, a great Aunt... Read morePublished 5 months ago by sjcourt60
Drugging children should definitely be a crime and bipolar disorder is a weak quack diagnosis from sociopaths who want to play God w/ innocent children's brains, usually resulting... Read morePublished 8 months ago by charles