Bipolar
in Children and Teens

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Does your child go through extreme changes in mood and
behavior? Does your child get much more excited or much
more irritable than other kids? Do you notice that your child
goes through cycles of extreme highs and lows more often
than other children? Do these mood changes affect how your
child acts at school or at home?

The Over and Under Use of ADHD Medication Treatment

Although medication treatment for ADHD has been shown to significantly reduce core ADHD symptoms in hundreds of studies, important concerns remain about it being prescribed inappropriately to children and teens who do not have ADHD. There is also evidence that many youth with ADHD who could potentially benefit from medication treatment do not receive it, and may realize poorer outcomes in as a result.

Bipolar Disorders

Download PDF Download ePub Order a free hardcopy En Español Do you feel very happy and outgoing—or very irritable—on some days, but unusually sad or anxious on other days? Do the “up” periods go along with increased energy or activity? Do the “downs” go along with low energy, hopelessness, or inability to enjoy what you … Read more

What works for ADHD? Here’s what parents say

Results from this survey provide useful information to parents seeking effective ADHD treatment for their child that complements what has been learned from research-based clinical trials. In particular, the findings highlight that no treatment as currently offered in community settings is likely to produce benefits that most parents will be satisfied and that persistence in finding what works best for one’s child may often be required.

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