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
    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.
    12/8/2012 - 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 - 3:53 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 ...
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  • Parents say drug therapy, school key in ADHD
    Drug therapy and making a switch in schools- to one better prepared to work with children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – are the most effective treatments for those with the condition, a Consumer Reports Health survey finds. The analysis ...
    07/19/2010 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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  • The Struggle of a Significant Other
    We often read of the difficulties and trials, frustrations with medications, and sense of isolation for those diagnosed with bipolar disorder. In all of this, it is ...
    10/20/2014 - 11:13 pm | View Website
  • Your Bipolar Child and Medication -- Should Bipolar ...
    A list of questions to consider and to discuss with your child's doctor in weighing the pros and cons of using medications in your child's treatment for bipolar disorder.
    10/19/2014 - 7:58 am | View Website
  • 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 ...
    10/18/2014 - 7:55 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.
    10/18/2014 - 7:23 am | 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.
    10/18/2014 - 5:07 am | View Website
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