The Educated Patient: Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation

July 14, 2010

The mission of the Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation is to “improve the lives of families raising children and teens living with bipolar disorder and related conditions.” With that in mind, the foundation’s online home provides valuable information and answers to common questions for parents and caregivers of young patients. Featured here are topics under the sections “Learn,” “Connect,” and “Teens and 20s.” In the “Learn” section, visitors can explore an extensive library, which features a collection of news articles on the topic, a bookstore recommending literature, “The Education Corner,” featuring scientific information, and the “Getting Started” section. In “Getting Started,” new parents are given tips and initial steps in dealing with their child’s newly diagnosed illness. Among these tips are: get support for yourself, build the proper treatment team for your child, expand your knowledge of bipolar disorder, and look at how your child’s illness affects his or her education.

Click here to access this third-party resource.

More patient education and caregiver websites focused on bipolar disorder:

  • Healthy Place: Bipolar Disorder
  • Helping Someone with a Mood Disorder
  • NARSAD - The Brain and Research Fund