Children and Bipolar Disorder

Parents get most of the headaches when dealing with bipolar kids. They almost inevitably are the ones who have to pick up the pieces when their child has a meltdown, are often the ones who have to deal with a troubled child through the teens and twenties and thirties, and possibly later. And in all the... Continue Reading →

Official Signs for Depression and Manic Depression

The following are the official signs of what consists a manic or depressed episode and what Bipolar Disorder is. The information is taken from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, (DSM-IV), published by the American Psychiatric Association. Personally, I think this information is confusing or vague and is not quite as... Continue Reading →

My Early Teenage Signs

I would suspect that it is nearly impossible to tell if a teenager has bipolar disorder. First off, there usually is no reason to suspect it. Which parent thinks to themselves "My son/daughter has been acting moody lately and their grades have been slipping and OMG, they must be manic depressive." What teenager thinks so.... Continue Reading →

Does This Sound Like You?

When my life started to spiral out of my control in 1996, I didn't know the cause. All I knew was that everything I did, every bit of self-control and discipline I exerted made no difference. My close relationship with my family was disintegrating, I was seeing my friends less and less, and work was something I... Continue Reading →

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