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12/00 Adding Structure. The schedule and environment you set can provide the best possible environment for a child or adolescent with a bipolar disorder.
12/00 The Therapeutic Home. Parents of bipolar children can make their child's life--and the whole family's life--easier, by changing the home environment. Drop-in centers may also provide support and a warm atmosphere.
12/00 Alternative Interventions. Apart from medications and talk (and non-talk) therapies, parents of bipolar children try a variety of alternative practices. This article looks at how you can evaluate these interventions.
12/00 Alternative Therapy Practitioners. Here is a look at practitioners of various alternative therapies. These treatments may be suggested by your family doctor or psychiatrist, or by a specialist in a particular type of treatment.
11/00 Transitions to Work or College. When your child reaches the age of legal majority, he may still need your assistance. This article looks at preparing for that transition, within the school's IEP and within your own planning.
11/00 Housing for Adult Children. Your child may be eligible for subsidized housing or group homes. You may need to pay special attention to security concerns and funding.
11/00 Legal and Financial Planning. If your family plans to help your child financially, you'll have to make special arrangements. This article discusses guardianship, wills, special needs trusts, letters of intent.
11/00 Building on Strengths. During the time of transition from child to adult, keep in mind that your child has many strengths to build a good future upon.
11/00 Dual and Multiple Diagnoses. A large number of those who have childhood- or adolescent-onset bipolar disorders abuse drugs or alcohol. The drug of choice is often cocaine, amphetamines or alcohol.
10/00 Substance Abuse. Substance abuse and bipolar disorder occur together so frequently, that it is recommended that all young people with a bipolar diagnosis should also be assessed for drug and alcohol problems.
10/00 Drug and Alcohol Detox/Dependency Aids. When a young person has a dual diagnosis of chemical dependency and bipolar disorder, most doctors choose to treat both at once. This article looks at medications that can ease the pain of withdrawal.
10/00 Therapy Styles. This article describes the types of therapy most useful for those with bipolar disorders and which kinds of patients are most likely to benefit from each. Includes cognitive therapy, play therapy, family therapy, group therapy, peer support groups, milieu therapy, counseling and behavior modification.
10/00 Non-talk Therapies. These approaches to childhood/adolescent bipolar disorders rely on neither medications or talk therapies. This article looks briefly at: auditory integration training, occupational therapy, sensory integration, speech therapy, and dance, music or art therapy.

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