The Bipolar Handbook for Children, Teens, and Families: Real-Life Questions with Up-to-Date Answers

The Bipolar Handbook for Children, Teens, and Families: Real-Life Questions with Up-to-Date Answers

by Wes Burgess

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Overview

The Bipolar Handbook for Children, Teens, and Families: Real-Life Questions with Up-to-Date Answers by Wes Burgess

The most practical and current resource for children and teens affected by bipolar disorder.

A practicing psychiatrist specializing in bipolar disorder for nearly twenty years, Dr. Burgess has helped countless children and teens navigate the minefield of mania and depression and lead successful, happy lives. Drawing on the real questions asked by patients and parents and families of affected children, The Bipolar Handbook for Children, Teens, and Families tackles every area of the disorder: causes; medical treatment and psychotherapy; strategies for creating a healthy lifestyle; and preventing, coping with, and treating bipolar episodes. More than five hundred questions and answers address:

• how to choose the right doctor or specialist for your child;
• what treatment and medication protocols are best; and
• how to reduce stress to prevent manic and depressive episodes.

Special chapters on practical strategies for academic success, building healthy relationships, issues that specifically affect teens versus smaller children, and coping techniques for families and friends further explore the impact of the disorder on daily life. The Bipolar Handbook for Children, Teens, and Families also includes diagnostic criteria from the American Psychiatric Association and the National Institute of Mental Health, making this a versatile guide-perfect for both quick reference and in-depth study.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781583333075
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/15/2008
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,255,258
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.73(d)
Age Range: 18 - 14 Years

About the Author

Wes Burgess, M.D., Ph.D., is a practicing psychiatrist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder. A featured commentator on NPR and network television and a former member of the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, he has lectured worldwide, written for professional journals, and contributed to several books. He lives in Los Angeles.

Table of Contents


Introduction     ix
What Is Bipolar Disorder in Children?     1
Make Sure Your Child Gets the Correct Diagnosis     14
How to Find the Right Doctor for Your Child     44
A Healthy Lifestyle Can Improve Your Child's Bipolar Disorder     58
Medical Treatment Can Help Your Bipolar Child     99
Psychotherapy Is Important for Your Child's Bipolar Disorder     146
Practical Strategies for Parenting Your Bipolar Child     167
Understand How Your Bipolar Child Thinks     189
Helping Your Bipolar Child Succeed in School     202
Teens Talk About Bipolar Disorder     210
Crisis Management for Your Child and Your Family     230
Resources: Using the Internet to Fight Bipolar Disorder     251
The American Psychiatric Association's Official Diagnostic Criteria for Bipolar Disorder     265
The National Institute of Mental Health's Symptoms of Mania, General Depression, and Psychosis     267
Index     269

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