Friday, November 26, 2010
The majority of children with Bipolar disorder have problems with sleep, including difficulty falling asleep, trouble staying asleep, difficulty waking up, nightmares, morning headaches, reduced REM sleep and an increased time in non-REM sleep. Visit www.bpchildren.org for more information!
Friday, November 19, 2010
There are many co-occurring conditions that frequently go hand-in-hand with Bipolar disorder, such as:
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Learning disorders, such as Dyslexia
- Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
- Anxiety disorders, such as Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Panic disorder, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).
Friday, November 12, 2010
Children with Bipolar disorder are at risk for school failure, substance abuse and suicide. The lifetime mortality rate of BIPOLAR from suicide is higher than that of some childhood cancers. Education is the key to unlock the stigma of mental illness.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Bipolar disorder is an chronic illness involving extreme fluctuations in mood, usually from the highest highs to the lowest of lows. The highs are called MANIA and the lows DEPRESSION, which is why the disorder is sometimes called MANIC-DEPRESSION. Education is the key to understanding this illness. Check out www.bpchildren.org for more information!