Rescuing Childhood: Understanding Bipolar Disorder in Childre ...

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" Rescuing Childhood
Understanding Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents

Up until 15 years ago, Bipolar Disorder, or Manic Depression (as it was previously known). was considered to be rare and almost nonexistent in childhood. Common wisdom was that it was more a disorder of adulthood, and /or late adolescence. Recent advances in our understanding of mental illness have caused a reexamination of this belief. Studies indicate that there has been an explosion in the number of children and adolescents being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. What caused this 180-degree shift? Where have all these youngsters come from and is the increase real? . When are tantrums or mood shifts more than normal? How do the experts make the diagnosis and what are the implications of having a major mood disorder so early in life?

Rescuing Childhood is a documentary that addresses these and other important issues related to the devastating effects of having Bipolar Disorder from a young age. Through the words of medical and educational experts in the field, as well as parents and children of families affected by this devastating condition, the mystery that is Pediatric Bipolar Disorder begins to be understood. The unpredictable mood swings and erratic behavior that these children experience can wreak havoc on normal development. Early detection and early intervention are crucial.

Learn from those who live with and professionals who work with this devastating illness everyday, how early intervention cannot only be life saving but also life giving."


"Sorry - sorry - sorry is a big part of my life, I say it every day and hate myself for what i have said or done to upset my family, friend or clients... I speak without thinking and still have not learned."


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