This is a transcript of a live chat held with Mary Fristad, Ph.D. on September 16, 2009. Dr. Fristad is a Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Ohio State University, where she has been on faculty since 1986. Dr. Fristad is the Director of Research and Psychological Services in the OSU Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Fristad’s area of specialty is childhood mood disorders. She is has published over 100 articles and book chapters addressing the assessment and treatment of childhood-onset depression, suicidality and bipolar disorder (manic-depression).
Nanci - The Balanced Mind Parent Network
Dr. Pavuluri recently published a book for parents "What Works for Bipolar Kids" that is an excellent resource. Dr. Pavuluri, would you like to start out by telling us a little about your new book?
Mani Pavuluri MD
Yes I hope you like it! I wanted the book “What Works for Bipolar Kids” to be most practical, and help you with day to day struggles, in a way that you can apply for yourself, and take care of yourself as parents, as you are in it for the long haul! I want to hold your hand through this book as I talk to you!
And it tells you about school issues, home, marriage, kids, other kids, friendships and medication and treatment and so on!