Guide on Bipolar Disorder

February 28, 2011 by  
Filed under News & Updates

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) released a Parents’ Medication Guide for Bipolar Disorder in Children & Adolescents (pdf). This free guide contains more than just medication information, however, and is a good resource for parents and educators.

As a comment: parents who are somewhat familiar with federal education law may be surprised to read the guide’s statement that students with Bipolar Disorder may qualify for special education under the category Emotional Disturbance. The Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice provides the federal definition of that educational disability category and discusses the differences in state laws as to how that category is defined.