By Jeff Strong, Michael O. Flanagan
Sound recommendation for fogeys whose youngsters have hassle concentrating
According to the nationwide Institutes of overall healthiness, an anticipated 5 to 10 percentage of youngsters be afflicted by realization Deficit illness (ADD) or realization Deficit Hyperactivity disease (ADHD).
This ebook presents solutions for fogeys of youngsters who can have both situation, in addition to for grownup victims. Written in a pleasant, easy-to-understand sort, it is helping humans realize and comprehend upload and ADHD indicators and gives an authoritative, balanced evaluation of either drug and non-drug cures.
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Before your child is diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he may already have been diagnosed with any number of other psychiatric illnesses. This can happen for a variety of reasons. Your child may have more than one condition, his symptoms may have changed over time, or he could have been misdiagnosed. A diagnosis depends on a number of factors, including the thoroughness of the evaluation, the skill of the doctor, and the accuracy in reporting symptoms. While a diagnosis can look at past history and current functioning, it cannot consider symptoms that have not yet occurred.
ChildhoodBipolar_int:Layout 1 6/3/08 Chapter 4 12:23 PM Page 49 W ORKING WITH D OCTORS ■ What is the role of the psychiatrist? What is the role of the therapist? ■ What is the role of the pharmacist? ■ What is a developmental pediatrician? ■ Will my child see a neurologist? ■ What other specialists might be necessary? ■ How can I find a good psychiatrist? ■ What should I look for in a psychiatrist? ■ How often should my child see the psychiatrist? ■ Why does it take so long to get an appointment?
How can I pay for medical bills? ■ What if the medical experts disagree? ■ When should I tell my child about the diagnosis? ■ Should I tell other people about the diagnosis? ■ ChildhoodBipolar_int:Layout 1 32 6/3/08 12:23 PM Page 32 The Childhood Bipolar Disorder Answer Book Q. How is bipolar disorder diagnosed? A. Bipolar disorder is diagnosed if your child experiences a manic or mixed episode or recurring episodes of both mania and depression that cannot be accounted for by other causes. Risk factors for developing the illness are also taken into consideration when examining a child who may have the illness or be in the early stages of expressing symptoms.
ADHD For Dummies by Jeff Strong, Michael O. Flanagan