From the Publisher
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
Formerly known as manic-depressive illness, bipolar disorder (BPD) has become a headliner for pharmaceutical houses, psychiatric research and publications, and, now, books for the general public. But only in the last decade has the disorder been studied and treated extensively in the child and adolescent population, where it may account for as many as a third of those diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and half of all those diagnosed with depression. Well-informed parents, psychiatrists and pediatricians, and teachers and school administrators are indispensable to monitoring the disorder, hence the need for good books like these. The first author listed for each book, Demitri F. Papolos (psychiatry, Albert Einstein Coll. of Medicine, NY; codirector, Prog. in Behavioral Genetics) and Faedda, are New York psychiatrists; their coauthors, Janice Papolos and Austin, are a writer and a child psychologist, respectively. Somewhat more technical, The Bipolar Child includes a substantial chapter on genetics. Parenting a Bipolar Child primarily addresses families of patients and states correctly that psychotherapy is crucial to the success of overall treatment. These two books are highly recommended for general libraries and health collections, along with two more that are broader in scope: Dwight L. Evans and Linda Wasmer Andrews's If Your Adolescent Has Depression or Bipolar Disorder and and Glen R. Elliot's Medicating Young Minds. E. James Lieberman, George Washington Univ. Sch. of Medicine, Washington, DC Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.