Category: Treatments

Clinician and Caregiver Views on Therapy

Medications + Therapy > Medications OR Therapy 

Many parents or caregivers of a child with a mood disorder are familiar with this basic mental health 'equation', but we are also familiar with the phrase “Easier said than done”. For a variety of reasons, the therapy piece is often missing or ineffective. Only a few forms of therapy have been proven to be effective in helping our children gain wellness.

Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment-Resistant Depression and Bipolar Disorder

A research study with the aim of assessing  the efficacy and safety of subcallosal cingulate Deep Brain Stimulation in patients with Treatment-Resistant Depression with either major depressive disorder (MDD) or bipolar II disorder (BP).

A Psychoeducational Approach to Family Therapy: Comparing 3 Models

The Balanced Mind Parent Network is committed to providing parents with current information about treatments and resources that have a proven track record of success.  To learn more we sat down individually with three leading clinicians who are pioneering the charge to include your entire family in therapy.  While the approaches differ in some important respects, they all share the common goal of working with kids with bipolar disorder in an inclusive family context.  Learning about these approaches to therapy will provide parents with the information they need to seek the treatment approach that best suites the needs of their child and their family.

A Psychoeducational Approach to Family Therapy: Comparing 3 Models

The Balanced Mind Parent Network is committed to providing parents with current information about treatments and resources that have a proven track record of success.  To learn more we sat down individually with three leading clinicians who are pioneering the charge to include your entire family in therapy.  While the approaches differ in some important respects, they all share the common goal of working with kids with bipolar disorder in an inclusive family context.  Learning about these approaches to therapy will provide parents with the information they need to seek the treatment approach that best suites the needs of their child and their family.

ADHD IN 2011: Update on Research, Medication Treatment, and Diagnostic Controversies

F. Xavier Castellanos, M.D., PGRC Institue for Pediatric Neuroscience, New York University Langone Medical Center, 215 Lexington Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY, 10016-6023

Objectives: This Institue will present a range of perspectives relevant to child and adolescent psychiatrists assessing and treating challenging patiens with ADHD.

Advances in Treatment: Implications for Clincial Practice

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ADVANCES IN TREATMENT: IMPLICATIONS FOR CLINICAL PRACTICE

Karen Dineen Wagner, M.D., Ph.D., University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dept. of Psych. & Behavioral Sciences, 301 University Blvd., Galveston, TX, 77555-0188

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.

Top Ten Best-Selling Books on Bipolar for Parents, Kids and Teens; The Balanced Mind Parent Network Bookstore, February 2011

This article lists The Balanced Mind Parent Network's top 10 bestselling books on bipolar for February 2011.

Note: When you order any product from Amazon.com via the links in this article, The Balanced Mind Parent Network receives between 4-7% of the purchase price.
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Top Ten Best-Selling Books on Bipolar for Parents, Kids and Teens; The Balanced Mind Parent Network Bookstore, January 2011

This article lists The Balanced Mind Parent Network's top 10 bestselling books on bipolar for January 2011.

Note: When you order any product from Amazon.com via the links in this article, The Balanced Mind Parent Network receives between 4-7% of the purchase price. 
Please consider supporting us with your shopping. 

Antipsychotic Prescribing in Children: What We Know—What We Need to Know

An article from the Psychiatric Times. "How often do the known do the risks of antipsychotics outweigh uncertain clinical benefits? Before jumping to conclusions, it is important to consider what we know and what we do not know about antipsychotic prescribing to young people."

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