Bipolar Disorder Uncovered
Bipolar is a condition that wreaks havoc on those that it affects. If you suffer from Bipolar, chances are that your family suffers right with you. No matter if you are that family member trying to learn to cope or you are the person that has been diagnosed, there is hope out there.
Require the child to sign a contract to not engage in self-destructive behavior and to contact a counselor or other concerned adult if the 7. Support the parents and the child in accepting hospitalization, if necessary, to prevent self-destructive behavior and return the child to emotional stability. understanding of the child's self-destructive behavior, its causes, and recommended interventions. (12, 13, 14)
The other major disruptive behavioral disorder seen in this category is Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). Children with this disorder are often described as being constantly and continuously negativistic, defiant, disobedient, and hostile toward their parents. These kids argue constantly, resist parents' authority, and defy or refuse to comply with their parents' wishes while deliberately doing things they know will annoy them. They are often angry, blaming, vindictive, and spiteful in a way that significantly interferes with the normal functioning of the family. Their stubbornness and resistance to directions, unwillingness to compromise, and deliberate continual testing of limits often leaves their parents extremely annoyed and exhausted. As the ODD child nears the end of the preschool age, it is apparent that the child's behaviors are consistently bringing out the worst in both the parent and child. ODD often occurs along with the diagnosis of ADHD, bipolar disorder, or Reactive...
This category includes Depression Disorder and Bipolar Disorder (BD). Both Depression Disorder and Bipolar Disorder are two common psychiatric mood diagnoses with a strong component of inherited vulnerability. Children whose parents have a history of a bipolar disorder, severe mood swings, serious depression, or a history of going for long periods without sleep are at particularly high risk. Adult bipolar disorders are characterized by having a manic episode(s) that may or may not be accompanied by depression at other times. During the manic episode, the person has an abnormally elevated or irritable mood for at least one week during which at least three of these other symptoms are present an inflated sense of self, a decreased need for sleep where three hours feels like enough, nonstop talkativeness, racing speech or having racing thoughts, extreme distractibility or inability to focus, an abnormal increase in activity or agitation, or excessive involvement in unwise pleasurable...
(particularly those with a history of contentious or late removal from the biological parents, a long stay in an orphanage, or a history of many prior living situations) comprise a large percentage of children, adolescents, and adults with subsequent psychiatric illnesses. Among the most common of these illnesses are Reactive Attachment Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, serious mood disorders, and addictive disorders.