Childhood bipolar disorder used to be vanishingly rare, but has recently become far too common -- in just 15 years, rates have jumped an amazing 40-fold.
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I felt like I was really losing touch with my children, that there was a third force between me and them. That third force was big business, and it wasn't at all benevolent.
The most ardent proponents of bipolar disorder in children acknowledge that up to 90 percent of the children have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, which can be treated with relative ease with stimulant medications.
Children trying to come off multiple psychiatric medications almost certainly face severe withdrawal problems. But if they are kept on drugs indefinitely, their condition will deteriorate.
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