The Ups and Downs of Raising a Bipolar Child

A Survival Guide for Parents
Touchstone Books; Atria Books (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 1. November 2007
  • |
  • 320 Seiten
978-1-4165-9037-8 (ISBN)

Bipolar disorder has recently been identified as one of the most misunderstood and underdiagnosed conditions affecting children -- and it is dramatically on the rise. The Ups and Downs of Raising a Bipolar Child gives parents the sound advice and expert information they need to cope with this challenging diagnosis, and shows how to provide essential care and support for a bipolar child as well as for the rest of the family.

  • Englisch
  • New York
  • |
  • USA
Simon + Schuster Inc.
  • 0,41 MB
978-1-4165-9037-8 (9781416590378)
weitere Ausgaben werden ermittelt
Judith Lederman and Candida Fink, M.D.


Part One: Your Bipolar Child

1. The Diagnosis: What It Means to Be Bipolar

2. Mental Health Care Professionals: Picking Your Team

3. The Moods: Helping Your Child Through Mood Swings

4. The Medications: The Right Prescriptions for Your Child

5. The Structure of Daily Life: Routine Is Everything

6. Hospitalization: When and How to Get 24/7 Care

Part Two: Your Child in the World

7. Day Care, Schools, and Camps: Finding Safe and Appropriate Care and Education

8. Friends and Family: When and How to Explain Your Child's Condition

9. The Law: A Good Lawyer Can Help

Part Three: Your Family

10. You: Caring for Yourself So You Can Care for Your Child

11. Relationships: Meeting the Challenge Together

12. Siblings: Parenting the "Normal" Ones

Part Four: Money Matters

13. Career: Balancing Work and the Biggest Job You'll Ever Have

14. Family Finances: Paying for Special Needs Now and Later



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