Understanding the Mind of Your Bipolar Child: The Complete Guide to the Development, Treatment, and Parenting of Children with Bipolar Disorder by Gregory T. Lombardo

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Understanding the Mind of Your Bipolar Child: The Complete Guide to the Development, Treatment, and Parenting of Children with Bipolar Disorder
Title:
Understanding the Mind of Your Bipolar Child: The Complete Guide to the Development, Treatment, and Parenting of Children with Bipolar Disorder
Author:
Gregory T. Lombardo
ISBN:
031235889X
ISBN13:
978-0312358891
Size PDF:
1387 kb
Size epub:
1653 kb
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press; 1 edition (November 14, 2006)
Language:
English
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Rating:
4.3
Votes:
244

"Bipolar disorder is a manageable condition, one that is more manageable the earlier it is recognized and the more comprehensively it is treated.  The better parents understands how Bipolar disorder affects their child's mind, affects how a child takes in the world, and affects how a child reacts to its complex demands the better parents can help their child.
I have been diagnosing and treating children with Bipolar disorder for many years, and have seen a great many of these children go on to live happy and productive lives--not just children who were bright and personable but also those who struggled with learning disorders, intense anxiety, isolation from peers, substance abuse, enormous irritability, and overwhelming anger. Despite their many difficulties, most of these children also have powerful gifts for empathy, imagination, inventiveness, and productivity that they have learned to use to their best advantage.
The greatest gift you can give your child is understanding.  Yet a child with a Bipolar disposition is sometimes very difficult to understand.  My goal in writing this book is to increase your knowledge of the disorder, its treatments, and how you as a parent can be most helpful to your child. I'll explain both the biological and developmental aspects of the disease, because if you can grasp the link between your child's biology and his development you can help him cope with the impact the condition has on the growth of his personality and of his mind.
When you have finished reading this book you will have a complete picture of Bipolar disorder, ranging from infancy through adolescence including the impact of Bipolar disorder on your child's development, as well as the need for professional diagnosis and psychiatric and psychotherapeutic treatment.  This book will enable you to better understand your child and provide effective support every step of the way." 
            -from the Introduction

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