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Bipolar Disorder (Children and Adolescents)

Helping Siblings Cope with Brothers/Sisters with Bipolar Disorder

05/17/2007

Question:

Is there any easy to read material to help young siblings cope with their older much adored sibling who has begun to show drastic mood swings and has been diagnosed as bipolar.

Answer:

Hello and thank you for your excellent question. In terms of recommending "easy to read" books "to help siblings cope" with older sibling who have been diagnosed with bipolar, I'd suggest:

The following books are for younger kids who have mood problems, but they could be used to help a younger sibling understand their older sibling challenges:

All these books are available from the Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF), 1-847-492-8519

Hope that helps. Best wishes.

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Response by:

Nicholas   Lofthouse, PhD Nicholas Lofthouse, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University