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Help Your Child Deal with Grief

As a parent, helping your grieving child is difficult and complicated. In this article by Patti Ghezzi, experts offer answers about talking with your child's teacher, helping your child to inform his peers, and using activities to draw out feelings.

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Bring Change 2 Mind on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Get the Message, Save a Life

Evidence for Abilify (Aripiprazole) in Maintenance of Bipolar Disorder Questioned

The FDA (Food & Drug Administration) approved use of Abilify for maintenance of bipolar disorder in 2005.  But a recent article published in the open access journal PLoS Medicine (Tsai, et al) looks critically at the science behind the decision to approve Abilify.  The results were one blind, randomized trial sponsored by the pharmaceutical company that makes Abilify, Bristol Meyers Squibb.  Article exposes flaws in trial to show we currently do not have enough evidence to know whether or not Abilify is effective in the maintenance of bipolar disorder.  Article also features step-by-step advice for people currently taking Abilify.

Welcome, 90210 fans!

Silver from the CW's 90210 was recently diagnosed bipolar. A public service announcement aired, directing teens seeking help to visit thebalancedmind.org. This page was created for these visitors, and contains resources for teens and young adults who are bipolar, 'questioning', or just wanting to learn more.

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