Parents Struggle With Decision To Medicate Bipolar Kids

Treating a child with heavy medication has far-reaching implications.

  • Like Parents, Like Children: The Dangers of Medicating Unhappiness, Stress, and Inconvenience
    But there is also another factor at work. Parents, not children, are responsible for the decision to medicate minors. And some, as I did with my older son, agonize over that decision. In my case, we did not go with a stimulant but with a blood pressure ...
    04/3/2014 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • The tragic moment couple beg to keep their baby after authorities find medical marijuana they are ALLOWED to use in the house
    The tragic moment a child was taken from his parents because they were deemed unfit for smoking medical marijuana has been captured ... a decent human being, and medicate with marijuana.' The little boy, Sage, spent a total of 12 days in care, which ...
    03/17/2014 - 2:25 am | View Link
  • Parents struggle with decision to medicate bipolar kids
    "I understand the reason why a parent would be afraid to medicate their ... of treatment that bipolar is bad, but now is a great time to get it." According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 5.7 million people struggle with bipolar disorder ...
    12/8/2012 - 3:53 am | View Link
  • Parents struggle with decision to medicate bipolar kids
    Sarah McQuilkin says she knew something was wrong with her adopted daughter when she was 2. Now, at 7, Sarita says, "Mommy, the world will be better off without me." A suicidal child sounds impossible, but for kids with bipolar disorder, it's a grim reality.
    12/7/2012 - 4:00 pm | View Link
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    Lindsay Lohan has been to rehab five times, and done multiple stints in jail -- all by the tender age of 26. This impressive resume somehow has her mother, Dina Lohan, believing that she's qualified to give advice to other parents. In an interview with ...
    09/26/2012 - 11:39 am | View Link
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  • Berkeley Parents Network: ADD Medication & Treatment
    Dear Worried Mom, You should be worried, especially since your son is getting this medication from other students. Consider getting him tested for ADD, and ...
    10/28/2014 - 5:46 am | View Website
  • Berkeley Parents Network: Bipolar Disorder
    Hi, I can't speak to the question about bipolar disorder. However, my son has had anxiety issues starting around age 3. Some of the things you mentioned ...
    10/27/2014 - 7:16 pm | View Website
  • Antidepressant Medications for Children and Adolescents ...
    NIMH examination of antidepressant medicine for children and adolescents, to inform parents and caregivers about suicide risk and an examination of SSRI antidepressants.
    10/27/2014 - 2:22 pm | View Website
  • The Toughest Decision Ever: Putting Our Son on ADD/ADHD ...
    Susan Says: May 7th, 2010 at 1:20 pm. Joan, Thanks so much for sharing your story. We recently made the same difficult decision to place our teenager on medication.
    10/27/2014 - 1:18 pm | View Website
  • Parent Med Guide
    ADHD: ADHD Parents Medication Guide (2013) TDAH Guía de Tratamiento Para Padres (2013) BIPOLAR: Parents’ Medication Guide for Bipolar Disorder in Children and ...
    10/27/2014 - 10:47 am | View Website
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