Help and hope for parents of children who suffer from this prevalent and puzzling disorder
Bipolar disorder has an impact not only on children's mood and behavior but on the way they experience the world, and consequently on the way they think. The intensity with which a bipolar child perceives things can be the source of creativity and talent, but it can also be a source of confusion and disorganization. If parents can understand the effects of bipolar disorder on their child, they can help him or her to better navigate school, friendships, and family relationships.
Dr. Lombardo provides comprehensive information on:
Disorders that go hand-in-hand with bipolar, including ADHD and oppositional defiant disorder
Effective treatment - including psychotherapy and medication
Understanding the Mind of the Bipolar Child is essential reading for all parents who want to better understand their child and provide support every step of the way.
Gregory T. Lombardo, M.D., Ph.D., is board certified in adult psychiatry, as well as in child and adolescent psychiatry, and is a diplomate of the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology. He is highly trained and experienced in the treatment of children with bipolar disorder. His practice includes biological diagnosis, clinical psychopharmacology, and psychotherapeutic techniques. He also collaborates closely with psychologists and other therapists in the treatment on children with this disorder. Additionally, he has a background in teaching and writing literature at the college and secondary-school level.