Raising a Moody Child: How to Cope with Depression and Bipolar Disorder

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Difficult, angry, impossible, uncooperative, cranky, high-strung...If you've been struggling with a child's unpredictable emotions and the unmanageable conduct they fuel, "moody" probably sounds like an understatement. Moodiness, however, can point to several serious yet treatable disorders that are now known to affect millions of children and teenagers. Whether your child has been diagnosed with a mood disorder or just needs ways to cope with a volatile temperament, this book can help. Dr. Mary Fristad and Dr. ...
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Difficult, angry, impossible, uncooperative, cranky, high-strung...If you've been struggling with a child's unpredictable emotions and the unmanageable conduct they fuel, "moody" probably sounds like an understatement. Moodiness, however, can point to several serious yet treatable disorders that are now known to affect millions of children and teenagers. Whether your child has been diagnosed with a mood disorder or just needs ways to cope with a volatile temperament, this book can help. Dr. Mary Fristad and Dr. Jill Goldberg Arnold have guided hundreds of families through the difficult journey of evaluating children for depression and bipolar disorder and finding treatments that really work. These trusted child psychologists know the pain kids endure when moodiness gets out of control and the frustration of parents at their wits' end. Now Dr. Fristad and Dr. Goldberg Arnold translate their decades of successful research and therapeutic work into a detailed roadmap for teaching your moody child to get along better in the world. Loads of realistic examples bring to life the many faces of mood problems and illustrate step-by-step strategies

Children grow so quickly that their behavior is always changing. Learning what mood problems look like in kids of different ages -- and the warning signs of clinical disorders -- will help you make sense of what's going on with your child and decide whether to seek professional help. Time-tested advice from Dr. Fristad and Dr. Goldberg Arnold will then help you navigate the diagnostic process, understand connections to such "look-alike" conditions as ADHD and anxiety, and stay alert to common diagnostic errors. If you're working with a doctor or therapist, tips on the pros and cons of available treatments will set you on the right track to making the best decisions for your child. A decade ago, many still believed that depression and bipolar illness were exclusively adult problems -- and parents overwhelmed by a child's debilitating moodiness had few places to turn. Fortunately, effective help is now available. This authoritative book will point you in the right direction, giving you the optimistic guidance you need to help your child and family thrive.

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"Bipolar illness and depression can derail a child’s normal development at any age. With sage advice to parents (and kids) that 'it’s not your fault, but it’s your challenge,' the authors provide a roadmap and a toolkit of strategies for families facing these complicated, heritable, and treatable medical disorders. Highly recommended."--Martha Hellander, Executive Director, Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation

"As the mother of two children who have been diagnosed with mood disorders, I found this book invaluable. It is extremely thorough and readable; provides solid, current information; and covers every aspect of life that is affected by these disorders. In short, the book helps families navigate murky and formidable waters. It is a great plus to have such a resource available."--Edna Wright, Bexley, OH

"This is an extremely reassuring and eminently practical book that educates and empowers parents of children with bipolar disorder. Not only does it demystify situations that so often paralyze parents, it moves them to a place where they can become much more effective in helping their ill children as well as their family as a whole."--Demitri F. Papolos, MD, and Janice Papolos, authors of The Bipolar Child

"Until we have a 'cure' for mood disorders, young people, their families, and educators will need informed and sensible ways of understanding and managing them. Raising a Moody Child provides state-of-the-art information interwoven with strategies the authors have developed over the years to mitigate the challenges as well as celebrate the strengths posed by 'moody' young people."--Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD, Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Stony Brook University

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Book Reviews
"An excellent book that provides parents with thoughtful guidance on how best to navigate this difficult terrain....Few resources present the problem and the solutions as clearly and sensitively....The authors present a 'tool kit' which includes a variety of useful coping strategies and activities....The authors use thoughtful vignettes of when and how to use these strategies with children of different ages and in different situations....Although the book is written for parents, mental health professionals will find the information in this book useful, too, particularly those not experienced in the treatment of childhood mood disorders. The authors have written a book of uncommon wisdom for the real heroes in this difficult journey—the parents who love and care for their moody child."--Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Book Reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572309302
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/3/2003
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents


I. Understanding Your Child's Problems
1. Difficult, Temperamental, Impossible: The Challenge of Raising a Moody Child
2. What's Wrong with My Child?
3. Why My Child?
4. The First Step in Getting Good Treatment Is Getting a Good Evaluation
II. Treatment
5. Getting the Big Picture
6. What Do Medications Offer?
7. What Should I Expect from Therapy?
III. Helping Your Child Cope
8. Ten Principles for Managing a Mood Disorder
9. Coping Skills for Moody Children
10. Mood Disorders in the School Setting: What You Need to Know to Help Your Child Cope
11. Crisis Management
IV. Helping Your Family Live with a Mood Disorder
12. How Mood Disorders Affect Family Life
13. How Can You Help Siblings?
14. How to Take Care of Yourself
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