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Information about Pediatric Bipolar Disorder and how to support these students: The Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation

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Educating the Child with Bipolar Disorder is a 12-page resource booklet published in 2007 by the Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF). The booklet is designed to provide teachers with information on pediatric bipolar disorder, as well as information on how to support students with bipolar disorder.

The booklet provides a comprehensive overview of pediatric bipolar disorder, including prevalence rates, commonly associated behaviors, as well as discussion of how bipolar disorder can affect thinking and learning. In addition to providing various strategies for teaching students with bipolar disorder, the booklet also provides teachers with strategies on how to deal with changing moods and challenging behaviors associated with bipolar disorder. The booklet also provides suggested accommodations (both academic and environmental) for students with bipolar disorder.

Given that this document was published in 2007, it is important to note that some of the information presented may not be consistent with the latest version of the DSM (5).