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Survival Strategies for Parenting Children with Bipolar Disorder: Innovative Parenting and Counseling Techniques for Helping Children with Bipolar Disorder and the Conditions that May Occur with It

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About the Author

George Lynn is a Certified Medical Health Counselor who has pioneered the use of psychotherapy for adults and children with neuropsychological issues. When his son was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome in 1991, he realized that personality can be powerfully impacted by brain chemistry independent of environment. He now works with children and adults with ADD, Tourette Syndrome, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Asperger's Syndrome. He is the author of Survival Strategies for Parenting your ADD Child: Dealing with Obsessions, Compulsions, Depression, Explosive Behaviour and Rage, published by Underwood Books.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley (January 3, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1853029211
  • ISBN-13: 978-1853029219
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #430,118 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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George Lynn has written (another) highly accessible (reader friendly, positive and practical guide for people wanting to know how to understand and help kids (or adults) with differences.
One of my sons was diagnosed Tourette Syndrome and Asperger syndrome in 1997. A couple of years ago, I stumbled across George's previous book: Survival Strategies for Parenting Your ADD Child. I was so pleased and inspired by the fresh and positive perspective Mr. Lynn takes regarding our "attention DIFFERENT children", that I contacted him and asked him to please write something similar targeting Asperger Syndrome! I am especially favorably impressed with the chapters in this book relating to Asperger Syndrome. I feel inspired to get the word out to other parents of AS and TS children that this a good resource for them, even if their child does not have Bipolar Disorder.
My son has a lot in common with Richard, in the book: "he had good eye contact, he had a sense of humor, and he had decent conversational skills," and, "When he showered, it seemed he couldn't stop until all the hot water was gone." And I could really relate to the section on anxiety and stimulus and inertia. My son has shared some of Sean's "craving for weird, painful, or extreme sensations" and "he had a natural brilliance in math and demonstrated the ability to figure complex problems in his head." (Also, having myself been recently diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, 'though I still question it a bit, I read the rest of the book with great interest as well. These differences do tend to run in families!
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This book was detailed and specific. I left feeling hopeful - that yes, my child fit the Bipolar description to a "T" but that at least I could be sure she'd been diagnosed properly. Especially helpful was the chapter describing the difference between an ADHD 'meltdown' and a Bipolar 'rage.' There ARE differences - I wonder why it is so hard to explain the experiences to psychiatrists treating our children. It was also very helpful to be able to go down the list and see what the doctors are looking for to make a diagnosis - what they are talking about, the current wisdom on just what is happening in our children's brains when the rage happens - I can't endorse this book enough. I would like to buy a copy for anyone who is wondering "Is it possible my child has Bipolar? Or is it all in MY mind?" This book told me the doctor was right - I am now more certain than the doctor that this is my child's difficulty.
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The author, George Lynn, is a certified medical health counselor, who has pioneered the usage of psychotherapy for adults and children with neuropsychological issues. When is own son was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome in 1991, he realized that personality can be powerfully impacted by brain chemestry independent of environment. Bipolar disorder, extreme mood cycling between a hyperenergized, grandiose, elevated mood and deep depression, has been know in adults, but only recently recognized in children. It can be a disorder on its own or in association with for example Aspergers syndrome, Tourette syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The book has 14 chapters arranged into five sections: Bipolar disorder in children, Asper syndrome and bipolar disorder in teens, soothing the hurt of Tourette syndrome and bipolar disorder, ADHD and its extremes and finally hard decisions on schools, professionals, psychiatric hospitals and police involvement. In the appendix you will also find ten websites for families of children with bipolar disorder and related conditions. The book is orientated for parents, but I believe many professionals can find helpful tips and information.
Professor Joav Merrick, MD, DMSc Medical Director, Division for Mental Retardation, Box 1260, IL-91012 Jerusalem, Israel. E-mail: jmerrick@aquanet.co.il
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Since my 6 daughter was recently diagnosed with early-onset bipolar, I've read everything I could get my hands on about the disorder. What makes this book so wonderful is that Lynn recognizes the strengths, not simply the weaknesses, inherent in this condition. He offers straight talk on the hard choices that may or may not lie ahead for parents of these kids, but he also offers a great deal of encouragement: BP is not a parenting error, but a brain disfunction; it's not simply a curse, but also a possible blessing. Because of my family's situation, the sections on conditions that are sometimes co-morbid with BP (Tourettes, ADHD, Asberger's) really weren't that helpful--which was disappointing because the other sections were so wonderful I wanted more there. But still--definitely skip the Mitzi Waltz book (mostly down-side information, maybe appropriate for kids in the worst-case scenarios, but not reassuring), but add this one along with _The Bipolar Child_ by Papolos, and you'll have a good collection of specific parenting suggestions along with the basics on medication and other choices. But this book was the first to really give me a sense of hope.
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