What Works for Bipolar Kids: Help and Hope for Parents

What Works for Bipolar Kids: Help and Hope for Parents

It may be hard to believe your child will ever get better, but kids with bipolar disorder can and do lead healthy, stable lives. In this compassionate and optimistic book, expert clinician and renowned researcher Mani Pavuluri delivers information, advice, and proven strategies that empower you to deal with the challenges of bipolar disorder and help your child get well. Drawing on 20 years of experience with bipolar kids and their families, she provides solidly researched strategies for reducing or eliminating problems with mania, aggression, sleep disturbances, depression, and other issues. You’ll discover practical ways to handle crises at home and in school, work with professionals to find an effective combination of medicine and psychotherapy, and cultivate a supportive community of friends and peers for your child. Dr. Pavuluri also helps you deal with the stress that comes with parenting, so you can maintain your poise, focus on the positive, and be a powerful advocate for your child.

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  1. Kelli B. said,

    Wrote on January 1, 2012 @ 10:54 am

    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The BEST Bipolar Kid Book Available!, May 24, 2009
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    Kelli B. (Massachusetts) –

    This review is from: What Works for Bipolar Kids: Help and Hope for Parents (Paperback)

    I’ve got a library full of books about bipolar in children, but this is now my favorite and the first one I consult when questions arise. When I read this book for the first time, I immediately realized that Dr. Pavluri understands, better than anyone else I’ve encountered, what it is like to live with and love a child who suffers from early-onset bipolar disorder. Her commitment, compassion and genius really come through. In particular, I found that the book contains lots of specifics– e.g., a treatment algorithm and specific examples of how and when to talk to (or not talk to) your child. She clearly understands the difficulty that many of us have getting our friends and family to understand and support our efforts on behalf of our children. In fact, I have prepared an information sheet for such people, which includes several excerpts from the book related to discipline (“Johnny never has any problems when he’s with me. You just need to show him who’s in charge.”) and variable symptom presentation (“If she can keep it together at school, then she can keep it together at home.”) This book is so fabulous that it makes me wish we lived in Chicago and could work with Dr. Pavluri in person.

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  2. Jen "mom of 3" said,

    Wrote on January 1, 2012 @ 10:59 am

    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Fantastic Resource, June 19, 2008
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    Jen “mom of 3” (Arlington Heights, IL) –

    This review is from: What Works for Bipolar Kids: Help and Hope for Parents (Paperback)

    What Works for Bipolar Kids: Help and Hope for Parents

    This book is a welcome addition to resources for parents struggling to help their child deal with a bipolar diagnosis. Dr. Pavuluri writes as though she is seeing into your family’s heart and I know the knowledge shared in this book will ultimately help our family to heal. We will always have to grow and learn new ways to cope with this difficult diagnosis our daughter has received, but this book will be an essential tool along the way. Thank you to Dr. Pavuluri and her team for their years of research that ultimately led to her writing this book and for offering real solutions to the everyday challenges we, as parents of bipolar kids, face on a daily basis.

    If you are new to this diagnosis, you MUST get this book. If you’ve been struggling with this diagnosis for awhile now – open the pages and help is on the way!!!! Thank you Dr. Pavuluri from the bottom of my broken heart!

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  3. W. Sprankle said,

    Wrote on January 1, 2012 @ 11:49 am

    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Hope for the Future, January 12, 2009
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    W. Sprankle
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    This review is from: What Works for Bipolar Kids: Help and Hope for Parents (Paperback)

    Applying adult criteria to diagnose children with the Bipolar Disorder is an injustice to the children and their parents. This book provides an excellent resource for parents and counselors to develop a foundation to learn about childhood bipolar disorder. The book provides interventions that may be used with children. It also addresses parental-child relationship and dynamics. This book is a foundational book to begin to learn about the childhood bipolar disorder and opens the door of hope for the child’s future.

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