The Bipolar Child by Demitri Papolos audiobook

The Bipolar Child: The Definitive and Reassuring Guide to Childhood's Most Misunderstood Disorder

By Demitri Papolos, MD  and Janice Papolos
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20.69 Hours 07/31/2018 Unabridged
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Bipolar disorder—manic depression—was once thought to be rare in children. Now researchers are discovering not only that bipolar disorder can begin early in life, but that it is much more common than ever imagined. Yet the illness is often misdiagnosed and mistreated with medications that can exacerbate the symptoms. Why? Bipolar disorder manifests itself differently in children than in adults, and in children there is an overlap of symptoms with other childhood psychiatric disorders. As a result, these kids may be labeled with any of a number of psychiatric conditions: "ADHD," "depression," "oppositional defiant disorder," "obsessive-compulsive disorder," or "generalized anxiety disorder." Too often they are treated with stimulants or antidepressants—medications that can actually worsen the bipolar condition. Since the publication of its first edition, The Bipolar Child has helped many thousands of families get to the root cause of their children's behaviors and symptoms and find what they need to know. The Papoloses comprehensively detail the diagnosis, explain how to find good treatment and medications, and advise parents about ways to advocate effectively for their children in school.

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Bipolar disorder—manic depression—was once thought to be rare in children. Now researchers are discovering not only that bipolar disorder can begin early in life, but that it is much more common than ever imagined. Yet the illness is often misdiagnosed and mistreated with medications that can exacerbate the symptoms. Why? Bipolar disorder manifests itself differently in children than in adults, and in children there is an overlap of symptoms with other childhood psychiatric disorders. As a result, these kids may be labeled with any of a number of psychiatric conditions: "ADHD," "depression," "oppositional defiant disorder," "obsessive-compulsive disorder," or "generalized anxiety disorder." Too often they are treated with stimulants or antidepressants—medications that can actually worsen the bipolar condition.

Since the publication of its first edition, The Bipolar Child has helped many thousands of families get to the root cause of their children's behaviors and symptoms and find what they need to know. The Papoloses comprehensively detail the diagnosis, explain how to find good treatment and medications, and advise parents about ways to advocate effectively for their children in school.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Demitri and Janice Papolos have broken important new ground by taking on the challenging problem of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents. This book balances scientific and clinical knowledge with moving personal accounts of experiences of real families.” Ross J. Baldessarini, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School

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Author

Author Bio: Demitri Papolos MD

Author Bio: Demitri Papolos MD

Demitri Papolos, MD, is an associate professor of psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City and the codirector of the Program in Behavioral Genetics. He is the director of research of the Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation, and is in private practice in New York City and Westport, Connecticut.

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Author Bio: Janice Papolos

Author Bio: Janice Papolos

Janice Papolos is the author of several books, all recognized as definitive in their fields, and is the editor of the highly respected Bipolar Child Newsletter.

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Author Bio: Demitri Papolos MD

Author Bio: Demitri Papolos MD

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Author Bio: Demitri Papolos MD

Author Bio: Demitri Papolos MD

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Author Bio: Demitri Papolos MD

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Runtime: 20.69
Audience: Adult
Language: English