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How to know what is available for bipolar children who forget to take meds?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
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In brief: Parents

One of the reasons children are required to have guardians is that they are incapable of making the decisions that they need to make in order to be responsible adults.
It's even harder when they have illnesses like bipolar disorder. Accordingly, it is our responsibility as parents or guardians to make sure they are doing what they need to do. It's your job to make sure he's taking his meds.

In brief: Parents

One of the reasons children are required to have guardians is that they are incapable of making the decisions that they need to make in order to be responsible adults.
It's even harder when they have illnesses like bipolar disorder. Accordingly, it is our responsibility as parents or guardians to make sure they are doing what they need to do. It's your job to make sure he's taking his meds.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Dr. Bryan Levey
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Dr. Carlos Barrios
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: The parent

Unless it is a teen approaching adulthood, say late 16 year old and on, then the parent bears the responsibility of the child taking the medication reliable.
It is important to not miss doses as sudden changes in blood levels can lead to side effects. Take care.

In brief: The parent

Unless it is a teen approaching adulthood, say late 16 year old and on, then the parent bears the responsibility of the child taking the medication reliable.
It is important to not miss doses as sudden changes in blood levels can lead to side effects. Take care.
Dr. Carlos Barrios
Dr. Carlos Barrios
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics

In brief: Various techniques

Using assistive devices such as an iphone or ipad, can help with compliance with medications.
The parents need to take the initiative to be sure their bipolar kids take their medications. A daily medication dispenser available at most drug stores can help keep track of when meds should be taken. Ultimately it's the parents responsibility to be sure, their children take their medications.

In brief: Various techniques

Using assistive devices such as an iphone or ipad, can help with compliance with medications.
The parents need to take the initiative to be sure their bipolar kids take their medications. A daily medication dispenser available at most drug stores can help keep track of when meds should be taken. Ultimately it's the parents responsibility to be sure, their children take their medications.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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