This reassuring, empowering guide helps parents understand how bipolar disorder is diagnosed in adolescents, how to find the right treatment, and what the whole family can do to manage the tumultuous ups and downs. Provided are practical strategies for recognizing (and responding to) the early warning signs of a manic or depressive episode; teaching teens to deal with symptoms and maintain wellness; solving medication problems; reducing family stress; minimizing the risks of suicide; and collaborating with doctors, therapists, and schools. A dozen reproducible worksheets and forms are included. Paperback.
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