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The Ups and Downs of Raising a Bipolar Child

A Survival Guide for Parents


Bipolar disorder has recently been identified as one of the most misunderstood and underdiagnosed conditions affecting children -- and it is dramatically on the rise. The Ups and Downs of Raising a Bipolar Child gives parents the sound advice and expert information they need to cope with this challenging diagnosis, and shows how to provide essential care and support for a bipolar child as well as for the rest of the family.

Janice Papolos Coauthor of The Bipolar Child A sympathetic roadmap....It not only outlines the territory, but it reminds the reader how sensitive these children are and offers helpful suggestions that can make life smoother.

Robert L. Findling, M.D. Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry This book gives poignant firsthand accounts of what it is like to be the parent of a child with bipolar disorder. For those who are looking for assistance and guidance from a parent's perspective, the book provides reasonable, commonsense suggestions that caregivers are likely to find quite helpful.

Miriam Arond Editor-in-Chief, Child Magazine The authors provide a tremendous service to parents with bipolar children. The information provided is comprehensive and specific. This book fills a big wide gaping hole that those in need will deeply appreciate.

Ruth Field, M.S.W. Past President and Cofounder, Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation This is the book I was looking for years ago and couldn't find! The authors have captured the experience of parenting children with bipolar disorder, and have provided validation and support for this most important journey.