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The American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry have developed this website for families making decisions about medication. It contains an excellent guide, written for parents, that discusses medication used to treat Bipolar Disorder in children and adolescents. The guide provides up-to-date information about medication options and safety.
Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation
The Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to the support of research for the study of early-onset Bipolar Disorder. On this site, you can get information about current research studies on child and adolescent Bipolar Disorder and read discussions in the forum.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens
NIMH provides an excellent, user-friendly introduction to Bipolar Disorders in children and adolescents. It is written primarily for parents and other adults who interact with children, to help them recognize the symptoms of the disorder and to increase awareness of treatment options.
Jani Foundation Blog
Jani Schofield was diagnosed with childhood onset schizophrenia at the age of 6. Her parents have been open about their struggle and today have started a foundation to help families in similar situations. Their blog is an open, honest account of the struggles involved in raising children with this disorder.
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
On this site, which covers both adult and childhood schizophrenia, you can read about current research in the field of schizophrenia and stories of recovery. Information about bipolar disorder can be found here: https://bbrfoundation.org/bipolar-disorder