Parents Struggle With Decision To Medicate Bipolar Kids

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

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    We never notice our own children changing as they grow up because we see them every day, so it was quite a shock to see the transformation of the young stars of Outnumbered when it returned to our screens last night. Fans have seen actors Tyger Drew-Honey ...
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  • Parents struggle with decision to medicate bipolar kids
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    This impressive resume somehow has her mother, Dina Lohan, believing that she's qualified to give advice to other parents. In an interview with "Entertainment Tonight" the 50-year-old, who recently admitted that she regrets pushing Lindsay into show ...
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  • When Good Parents Have Bad Children
    Parents often get blamed when their children go astray — whether it’s an ill-behaved toddler or an adult rehashing a troubled childhood during a therapy session. But should good parents be blamed when kids go bad? That’s the question posed by Dr ...
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    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.
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  • Parent Med Guide
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  • 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 ...
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