Today, an estimated half a million children in the U.S. have bipolar illness, but the diagnosis remains controversial. A relatively small number of psychologists and psychiatrists treat the condition in young people. How do parents, teachers, and physicians recognize the signs of the brain disorder in a child – and get the help they need? Gain insights into the impact of this illness on our schools, families and nation.
In A Mind of Their Own follow three children and their families through the ups and downs of coping with bipolar children. Take a look at the "well-sibling" syndrome in A Burden to be Well.
A Mind of Their Own: Bipolar Disease in Children
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A Burden to Be Well
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Transcript: A Mind of Their Own
Transcript: A Burden to be Well