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Is your teen's life in chaos due to a struggle with Bipolar Disorder? Many residential treatment centers work with adolescents struggling with Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar teens often exhibit complex problems. Does your child exhibit any of the following behaviors? Follow the Steps on the right.
Parenting Awareness: Does Your Teenager Struggle With Any of the Following?
Are there signs of Mania?
Are there signs of Depression?
If your teenager or loved one is struggling with bipolar disorder, especially if this struggle includes the symptoms and issues mentioned above, get teen help now. From free services to complete intervention, vast resources are provided through the Steps found on this page (teen help, above right).*
In our work with teens struggling with bipolar disorder, and parents trying to work with the often difficult symptoms of bipolar problems, we have discovered that parents are too often so stressed by their children's behavior that they feel unable to address the root of the problems.
We recommend both therapy and an alternative approach to parenting, especially prior to employing overly aggressive authoritative intervention (incarceration or enrollment in a residential treatment program), unless the troubled teen's issues are so severe that such intervention is deemed necessary by you (the parents) and a therapeutic professional.
Unless safety and security is an issue, we normally recommend a graduated plan of intervention that begins with the home employing tools such as The Total Transformation Program®, then extends, as needed, to therapy, community, and out-of-home care. This Non-Impulsive approach is important when coping with bipolar issues. It also saves both time and money, as the more intensive interventions ALWAYS cost exponentially more.
In addition to our Strong Model Workshops and Coaching Services, we use this site to maximize the amount of information you can obtain on Teen Bipolar Disorder.
Note: Many of the entertaining and inspiring Workshops and Coaching Services found on InsightPros provide specific methods and approaches parents should use when working with teens struggling with Bipolar Disorder.
Parenting Awareness: A troubled teen having problems with bipolar disorder may display: (when depressed) sadness, problems sleeping, eating, and loosing weight, negative thoughts about oneself (including thoughts about death and hurting oneself), and difficulties with attention and concentration.
When manic, bipolar teens may display euphoric or irritable moods, inflated self-esteem and over-confidence, increased talkativeness, distractibility, boundless energy, and a decreased need for sleep.
Bipolar disorder also involves hallucinations (such as hearing voices) and delusions.
Numerous parents of teens with bipolar disorder have attended InsightPros' Strong Model workshops. Our approach to the "anxiety of responsibility" strikes a "chord of truth" from the perspective of parents who have become frustrated with traditional, dogmatic discipline. Tradition doesn't work with those who struggle with bipolar disorder, and parents know it.
Between InsightPros workshops, and the development of this site and its resources, we hope to provide increasingly relevant resources to parents in need of dire help for their biploar children.
You have made the right choice in seeking help. The next step is to contact us.* We have vast experience in the intervention industry. We have worked in the industry. We have lived in the industry. We have seen what works ...... and what doesn't. Follow the Bipolar Teen Help Steps, above right.*
Treatment specialists will guide you. They will inform you. Take advantage of their knowledge and insight. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
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