Survival Strategies for Parenting Children with Bipolar Disorder

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"Survival Strategies for Parenting Children with Bipolar Disorder tackles the most difficult decisions parents can face, including whether to involve police or consider hospitalization if their children are a danger to themselves and their families. At the same time, it emphasizes the positive qualities these children often have and illustrates how their gifts and abilities can build their self-esteem and help them function better in society. However severe the child's symptoms, George Lynn's book will provide guidance, support and inspiration ...
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Overview

"Survival Strategies for Parenting Children with Bipolar Disorder tackles the most difficult decisions parents can face, including whether to involve police or consider hospitalization if their children are a danger to themselves and their families. At the same time, it emphasizes the positive qualities these children often have and illustrates how their gifts and abilities can build their self-esteem and help them function better in society. However severe the child's symptoms, George Lynn's book will provide guidance, support and inspiration for parents and carers as well as being a useful resource for professionals working with the families who suffer as a result of this disorder."--BOOK JACKET.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853029219
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 497,406
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 8
Introduction: The Broken Necklace Rage 9
I Bipolar Disorder in Children: Dealing with sudden rage, aggressive depression, oppositionality, and crazy thinking
1 Enter the Warrior: How to Identify the Presence of Bipolar Disorder in Children 18
2 The Brain Chemistry of Bipolar Disorder and the Drugs Used to Treat It 40
3 Martha's Story: Understanding and Managing Rage in Children with Early-Onset Bipolar Disorder 50
4 Tom's Story: Charting a Change Strategy for a Teen with Bipolar Disorder 73
5 Compassion Makes a Big Difference: The Empathy Factor in Children with Bipolar Disorder 87
6 Innovative Non-Pharmacological Treatment Approaches for Bipolar Disorder, ADD, and Depression in Children 110
II Asperger's Syndrome and Bipolar Disorder in Teens: Managing inertia, school resistance, stimulus-craving, and lack of common sense
7 The Hermit: Asperger's Syndrome - Helping the Brilliant, Anxious and Oppositional Child Find His Way and Express His Gifts 120
8 Sean's Case: Helping a Child with the Dual Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder and Asperger's Syndrome 145
III Soothing the Hurt of Tourette Syndrome and Bipolar Disorder
9 Tourette Syndrome: The Wild Heart of the Restless Explorer 164
10 A Shoulder to Scream On: How to Help Children Living with the Fiery Extremes of Tourette Syndrome and Bipolar Disorder 178
IV ADHD at Its Extremes
11 A Matter of Degree: How to Know the Difference between ADHD and Bipolar Disorder 190
V Hard Decisions: Schools, professionals, psychiatric hospitals, and police involvement
12 How to Choose the Best Neurologists, Psychiatrists, Therapists, Schools, and Teachers for the Child with Wild and Extreme Behavior 198
13 The Hardest Decisions: How to Make Police Involvement or Psychiatric Hospitalization Part of Your Healing Plan 209
Conclusion: When All Is Said and Done: Six Keys to Personal Wellness for Families of Children with Bipolar Disorder 219
Appendix: Ten Essential Online Sites 223
References 225
Index 231
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2001

    Extremely useful book!

    I wanted to let you know that I finally received your book. The material you cover in your book, is no less than profoundly educational. You cover topics in your book, that we, as parents of a bipolar child, long suspected, but have never discussed with her doctors. Nor have we ever found information this detailed, in any other books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2000

    A Therapist's Opinion

    George Lynn has written a superb, powerful, and extremely helpful book. What came through is his compassion, practicality, and sense of hope for these children and their parents.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2000

    Excellent for parents, relatives & teachers

    If you thought *The Bipolar Child* was great, wait til you see the user-friendly way this book is put together. It is perfect for helping teachers & relatives understand not only WHAT bipolar is but HOW to handle your bipolar child. It gives simple explanations for scientific terms that anyone can understand... and something I absolutely love, it gives little suggestion boxes throughout the book of how to talk with your bipolar child about his/her symptoms & how to help them understand it! With the way this book is written, it could easily be a text book for a continued learning course on bipolar children.

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