Mood Disorders Reading List

The Bipolar Child: The Definitive and Reassuring Guide to Childhood’s Most Misunderstood Disorder

Demitri Papolos, MD & Janice Papolos, Broadway Book, 1999

This book, a check up for the brain, is designed to help the vast group of individuals who could function much better if they had some guidelines on how to cope with a brain that doesn’t work quite right.

The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children

Ross W. Green, PhD. Harper Collins, 1998

A book for parents of children that have been diagnosed with any of a variety of psychiatric disorders, including oppositional-defiant disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Tourette’s disorder, depression, and bipolar disorder.

Infancy & Early Childhood: The Practice of Clinical Assessment & Intervention with Emotional & Developmental Challenges

Stanley Greenspan, M.D., 1992

Provides a systematic, clinically based frame of reference with 20 case studies, discussion of clinical principles, and guidelines and suggestions for dealing with babies and young children (and their parents) who present with emotional and/or behavioral difficulties.

More Than Moody: Recognizing and Treating Adolescent Depression

Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D., Perigee Books, 2003

Koplewicz illustrates a broad range of treatment options including SSRI antidepressants as well as non-pharmaceutical approaches such as cognitive behavior therapy. With solid advice and compelling real-life stories, More Than Moody is an invaluable resource.

The Life of a Bipolar Child: What Every Parent and Professional Needs to Know

Trudy Carlson, Benline Press, 2000

Newly expanded version of “The Suicide of My Son”, with new chapters devoted to examining the life of the bipolar child. In this profoundly moving story, the author Trudy Carlson discusses the symptoms of bipolarity (manic-depression) and anxiety disorder in young persons. Written for parents, teachers, health care professionals – anyone interested in today’s youth. Enlightening, informative and educational.

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Living With a Brother or Sister With Special Needs: A Book for Sibs

Patricia Vadasy (Contributor), Donald Joseph Meyer, Rebecca R. Fewell, 1985

Since siblings are not often informed about their siblings’ disabilities by anyone, it could cause more concern; this book’s objective is very important. You can also get basic knowledge of laws, programs, and services for persons with disabilities and their families in the U.S.