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How should I tell my kids about my bipolar disorder?

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Find a way to tell them what's happening. They probably sense that something is wrong anyway. If you keep them in the dark, it might just make it scarier. Explain bipolar disorder in a way that they can understand. Say that it's a disease that affects your mood, but that you're getting treatment for it.

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The Nations Voice on Mental Illness.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.

American Psychiatric Association.

National Institute of Mental Health.

Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Bipolar Disorder, 2002.

Muller-Oerlinghausen, B. Jan. 19, 2002. The Lancet,

Kaufman, K. , June 2003. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry

Compton, M. , ACP Medicine. Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on April 06, 2018

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders , Fourth edition, Text Revision. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Association, 2000.

The Nations Voice on Mental Illness.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.

American Psychiatric Association.

National Institute of Mental Health.

Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Bipolar Disorder, 2002.

Muller-Oerlinghausen, B. Jan. 19, 2002. The Lancet,

Kaufman, K. , June 2003. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry

Compton, M. , ACP Medicine. Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on April 06, 2018

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