(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Bipolar Disorder: This term is used to describe a form of mental illnesses in which moods and reactions are affect, and which is characterized by irregular cycles of mania and/or depression. During manic the periods, the affected individual may be in a very elevated mood and exhibit symptoms of... [more
All About Direct Loans: College Education Funding
Cars 1995 Fuel Economy Guide - Lists miles per gallon estimates for city and highway driving. Formally called Gas Mileage Guide. Air Bags & On-Off Switches - Discusses when using air bags is unsafe and specific steps to take to reduce the risk. Describes on-off switches and who should consider...
How to Select an Adoption Therapist
Treating adopted and foster children is a very technical and specialized area requiring significant training and experience. It is vital that in selecting a therapist for your child that you select one with the competence and expertise to help you and your family. Just as you would want to go to a... Massachusetts Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities
Note: The groups with a star (*) next to their names sponsored an advocacy training program by Pete and Pam Wright. The Advocate Special Education Advocacy Services for Families Lynne Carlson-LeFort, MBA, Director 46 Holden Road Sterling, MA 01564 Phone: (978) 422-7176 Email:... Bipolar Disorder
What Is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a serious brain disease that causes extreme shifts in mood, energy, and functioning. Men and women are equally likely to develop this disabling illness, which affects approximately 1 percent of American adults...
Bipolar Disorder in Youths
Several recent studies provide some answers to clinically important questions about bipolar disorder in children and adolescents. Q: Do children with manic symptoms continue to experience mania over time? Inflammatory burden increased in overweight bipolar disorder patients
Breakdown of the amino acid tryptophan is increased in euthymic, overweight individuals with bipolar disorder, show preliminary results from the BIPFAT study. Shared genetic risk for bipolar disorder and BMI
Researchers have found a positive association in the heritability of bipolar disorder and body mass index, supporting the theory that there is some interaction in the genetic mechanisms underlying these two traits. Bipolar Often Preceded by Mood Changes, Sleep Problems
An unsteady mood and sleeping problems often occur just before the onset of both bipolar disorder type I and bipolar disorder type II, according to a new study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. The earliest signs to appear often include irritability, impatience, social isolation,...
A Broken System
December 9, 2007, 4:54 pm
I dare anyone who has adopted older children from the system to read this article . It is horrifying and totally realistic. Itís the same story Iíve heard from so many parents, and itís been lived out here within our own family as well.
ďOver the years the three have been diagnosed with... Final thoughts from Andrew Bridge
February 4, 2008, 12:12 pm
Completing my series covering my interview with Andrew Bridge, author of Hopeís Boy , I asked Andrew how he felt a childís individual choices influenced the childís trajectory. Here is Andrewís response: I donít know how to answer that question. I can tell you that my gut says we spend far too... Bipolar Daughter Goes Missing
January 27, 2008, 12:12 pm
Raising a special needs child can offer quite a challenge to parents. Last week, in a town nearby, a 28-year-old woman went missing from her family home . The family described their daughter as very intelligent and loving. Many people from surrounding areas are diligently searching for this young...