Raising the Bipolar Child: The Comprehensive Guide for Parents
Scott Carroll, MD, author
There was a 40 fold increase in the diagnosis of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder between 1995 and 2005 spurred by early researchers promoting the "explosiveness" sign. Newer research has debunked the explosiveness theory, but the rate of new diagnosis has remained disturbingly high. So what is a parent to do if their psychiatrist says their child might have Bipolar disorder and wants to start heavy duty medication with serious side effects? This book will guide parents through the frightening process of clarifying whether the diagnosis is correct and which medications are appropriate.