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Delayed Treatment Of Childhood-onset Bipolar Disorder Results In Negative Outcome In Adults

By |2016-11-20T07:53:47-05:00January 6th, 2011|Categories: Brain, Depression/Anxiety, Research|Tags: , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2007-05-04) -- Bipolar disorder is estimated to affect approximately 1-3 percent of adults, but also can affect children and adolescents. Untreated, this disorder is associated with greater risk of drug and alcohol addiction, interpersonal relationship difficulties, school and, later, work problems, engaging in risky behaviors, and suicide. A study published in the May issue of [...]

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Top 5 Books on Childhood Bipolar Disorder

By |2016-10-05T06:46:11-04:00December 6th, 2010|Categories: Books, Depression/Anxiety, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

These are the top 5 books I recommend on Childhood (Pediatric) Bipolar Disorder. If you have any that you would like to recommend, feel free to leave a comment on this post. 1. Pavuluri, M. (2008). What works for bipolar kids: Help and hope for parents. New York: Guilford Press. My review: Review 2. Greenberg, R. [...]

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Shootings and Television Violence

By |2016-11-20T07:53:47-05:00September 16th, 2010|Categories: News, Research, Television|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Today a gunman, upset about his mother's health condition, wounded a doctor then killed his mother and himself. The shootings took place at Johns Hopkins hospital. (The news story can be found here.) As soon as I heard that the shooter targeted the doctor because of his mother's health condition, I immediately thought of the gruesome [...]

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