New York Times, June 8, 2008, Letter to the Editor regarding "Researchers Fail to Reveal Full Drug Pay" by Susan Resko, The Balanced Mind Parent Network Executive Director
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Did you miss our chat with Joseph Biederman, M.D? Read the transcript of this exciting and informative chat. The Balanced Mind Parent Network will be hosting several more expert chats this Spring. Watch your email for more details.
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"Treatment needed for bipolar disorder," Letter to the Editor, Chicago Tribune, December 5, 2007 by Susan Resko, MM, Executive Director
Comprehensive brochure covering bipolar disorder--what it is, signs, and how it can effect a child's learning capabilities.
The The Balanced Mind Parent Network (The Balanced Mind Parent Network) calls for further research on pediatric bipolar disorder following the release of a study that reveals a 40-fold increase in the diagnosis of this devastating illness in the past ten years. The study, published in the Archives of General Psychiatry [Sept 2007], is a national wake-up call: “Children have been suffering from bipolar disorder all along, just like adults, but science has recognized this only for the past decade or so. In the 21st century, children are being diagnosed and treated when they were previously dismissed as 'bad seeds' or the product of poor parenting,” states Susan Resko, M.M., Executive Director of The Balanced Mind Parent Network.
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The Balanced Mind Parent Network Offers Web Site and Award-Winning Video Reach Out to Teens, Encourage Treatment
WILMETTE, IL -- The The Balanced Mind Parent Network, an advocacy organization providing education and support for families, has acquired depressedteens.com, an educational site for teens, their parents, and teachers. The site appeals directly to teen audiences, to help them recognize signs of depressive disorders, communicate openly, and seek treatment. It presents information about teen depression and bipolar disorder, and encourages reflection and discussion among young people watching the award-winning film Day for Night: Recognizing Teenage Depression. The Balanced Mind Parent Network will also distribute a DVD of the 30-minute film.
Many patients with adolescent-onset bipolar disorder have comorbid ADHD. The presence of both disorders challenges clinicians attempting to discern whether neuropsychological impairments are related to ADHD or to bipolar disorder.