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What are good techniques for dealing with a bipolar child?

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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Testing/self-care 4u

Manage your own stress by taking care of your own needs.
Probably, have a psychological testing done on your kid to confirm/disprove diagnosis. Testing will also show child's strength and things to work on, but knowing strengths will help you in coping with his illness and take your care for him in more positive direction. Testing can be done by a clinical psychologist specializing in children.

In brief: Testing/self-care 4u

Manage your own stress by taking care of your own needs.
Probably, have a psychological testing done on your kid to confirm/disprove diagnosis. Testing will also show child's strength and things to work on, but knowing strengths will help you in coping with his illness and take your care for him in more positive direction. Testing can be done by a clinical psychologist specializing in children.
Dr. Miroslava Fox
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Dr. Thomas Riney
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Second opinion

Bipolar disorder is very difficult to diagnose for sure in a child.
Make sure you child sees a board certified pediatric psychiatrist before labeling her with this lifelong debilitating disorder. Unfortunately board certified pediatric psychiatrists are as rare as hen's teeth and few take public insurance.

In brief: Second opinion

Bipolar disorder is very difficult to diagnose for sure in a child.
Make sure you child sees a board certified pediatric psychiatrist before labeling her with this lifelong debilitating disorder. Unfortunately board certified pediatric psychiatrists are as rare as hen's teeth and few take public insurance.
Dr. Thomas Riney
Dr. Thomas Riney
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Even if it really is bipolar, medications typically are only part of the answer. Also need good structure and consistent behavioaral program.
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