Bipolar & Children

Yesterday, the Washington Post published an article discussing the trend of diagnosing young children with bipolar disorder. I know too little about the disease and about raising children to have any opinion on the matter.

All I can think of is that the pain and challenges of her disease, because she mature enough to handle them. Mature is the wrong word, but she understands what's happening and knows how to ride out the mood swings, through the pain. I can't even imagine a young child being thrown into the world of bipolar and having only a very limited ability to even understand normal moods, much less try to control extreme bipolar epidsodes.

Here's the article. Once again, it highlights the dangers of medications and that medications tested only on adults are being administered to children.


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