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Bipolar disorder
03/09/2012
Kids Need Attention Not More Activities You are definitely onto something how many parents bury themselves in their smart phones, lap tops or cart the kids to every single after school activity they can sign the kids up for?!! More >>

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02/08/2012
Bipolar Disorder Is Overdiagnosed In the over 30 years that I have been around in this profession, I've seen fads come and go... Now we're in a different kind of fad... It's not that people don't have disorders, but these huge increases are a bit suspect. Now, today, everybody is bipolar. More >>

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10/19/2011
Everything Seems to be Labeled Bipolar... Like you, I too get tired of so many people being labeled with ADD, especially boys. Boys are so different than girls and they learn differently. I find a lot of the teaching methods used in schools are geared towards girls, so no wonder why the boys don't pay attention... More >>

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07/22/2011
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I felt so compelled to respond to your comments on the current "trend" or "fad" of diagnosing "out of control kids" with Bipolar Disorder. You said (I am paraphrasing) it is far better for a kid who is acting out to go into FAMILY therapy than get on medication or individual counseling. I could not agree more.

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06/28/2011
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I was moved to write you after reading your email of the day concerning diagnosing kids with bipolar disorder. I am sickened by the drugging that is going on in my own small town.

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06/22/2011
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I am so happy you have brought up the subject of over diagnosing bipolar disorder in children. I am not a mental health or child expert in any way, but I did coach youth sports for 20 years and volunteered in my son's schools and still work with teachers and children involved with the Science Olympiad. Here are my unscientific and non-expert observations:

 

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