Involving family in bipolar care helps children and teens stay healthier, longer

(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) In a UCLA-led study, children and adolescents with a high risk for developing bipolar disorder stayed healthier for longer periods when their family members participated in their psychotherapy sessions.
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This study is an important first step in trying to decrease the severity of bipolar disorder early on for children,” said Dr. Christopher Schneck, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and a co-author of the study. “Efforts at home and in health care settings, like providing skill training for families, can make a big difference in a child’s suffering.”
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