It is important to provide children with information about bipolar disorder according to their maturity level. Otherwise they may also experience confusion, insecurity, fear, and anxiety. Above all, let your children know that neither they nor their actions are to blame.
A recent New York Times article by Lynette Clemetson discusses the problems faced by bipolar students going off to college for the first time. It is difficult enough to make the transition to life at college in a dormitory, with the temptations of night cramming, drinking, partying, and the freedom of living away from home. Having the additional…