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
  • Parents struggle with decision to medicate bipolar kids
    Children as young as 6 have been diagnosed with a serious mental or emotional disorder, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. (Photo: Suzy Parker, USA TODAY) Sarah McQuilkin says she knew something was wrong with her adopted daughter when ...
    12/8/2012 - 8:15 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 - 3:31 am | 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
  • High Stress Levels in Parents of Adult Children with Mental Illness
    Barker, E. T., Greenberg, J. S., Seltzer, M. M., Almeida, D. M. Daily Stress and Cortisol Patterns in Parents of Adult Children with a Serious Mental Illness. Health Psychology 31.1 (2012): 130-34. Print. © Copyright 2012 by - All ...
    02/12/2012 - 11:00 am | View Link
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    Sometimes a person with a mental illness, like bipolar, hurts themselves and others and there is no choice but to cut the mentally ill person out of your life.
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    Simply wanted to point you to a good online resource for parents of ADHD, ADD kids: It's a treasure trove of advice and ...
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