Is it Bipolar Disorder, or ADD? Know Difference to Avoid Misdiagnosis Hazards

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Though somewhat related, bipolar disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are two distinct conditions with similar, but no exact, symptoms. In fact since most children with bipolar disorder can often be confused for having ADD, up until recently children with bipolar disorder were often misdiagnosed as ADD causing them to receive the improper treatment. Attention […]

Fun Things to Help Bipolar Youth Development

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The more we learn about bipolar youth the more we begin to realize that there are many things to help them stay on track with development sometimes even counteract the symptoms to completely cancel out uncomfortable behavior. While it was once standard to simply place the child on medications and watch to see what happens, […]

How do I know whether my child is a Bipolar Teen?

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Adolescence has been described as a raging storm of emotions, sometimes impossible to predict. It can be quite difficult to distinguish a bipolar teen from the typical teenager experiencing the “normal” ups and downs of adolescence. In fact, up until recently even medical science did not fully recognize that bipolar disorder does occur in children […]

Finding Sources and Support to deal with a Bipolar Child

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Over the years it has become clear that bipolar support is the most important piece to deal with the inconceivable turmoil families while witnessing the difficulties of bipolar disorder. You will be relieved to hear that no matter where you live there will be a bipolar support group nearby. Bipolar Support can be found through […]

Bipolar Students’ Challenges

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Bipolar disorder in children and teens can also result in various forms of learning disorders. Being a bipolar student can force your child to face significant challenges in learning, with the most significant being the inability to prevent from falling behind due to missed days at school during the worst of episodes. As a matter […]

What Can I Expect to Experience in a Bipolar Program?

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A bipolar program that you might find at a clinic specializing in bipolar disorder, will usually include a comprehensive treatment plan outlined for your child. You will also be given resources to contact and join various support groups along with other forms of family counseling for you and affected family members. The treatment aspects of […]

Behavior Disorder Education Overview

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Behavior disorders in young people are a very frequent occurrence in our society; however, it is adult disorders that often get the bulk of attention. Parents of children with behavioral disorders can generally be counted on to educate themselves about their child’s disorder, but behavior disorder education is something anyone who is planning on being […]

Bipolar Disorder vs. Manic Depression

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Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that has been increasingly found in young children and young adults all over America. Bipolar disorder and “Manic Depression Disorder” are two terms that describe the same condition. It is believed however that “Bipolar” is a bit more accurate because the condition is characterized as being mood swings […]