Children of Bipolar Parents at Risk for Mental Disorders, Study Shows

The Parents' Curse: "I hope you have children just like you!" There may be a scientific basis for that. If your child's temper tantrums and assorted fits are frazzling your last nerve, it could be because he or she is a sort of mini-you. Reut...

Twitter Post on Child Abuse Crosses Line

A blogger who goes by the name Thordora recently tweeted something rather alarming on Twitter, an online site where posters talk about what they're doing or thinking at any given moment in 140 characters or less. Thordora is mom to a 3-year-old daugh...

More kids being diagnosed with bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder, or manic depression, is a psychiatric condition marked by highs and lows. A person suffering from this illness experiences extreme mood swings - from intense happiness to overwhelming depression. Because there is no specific test to...

4 year old's overdose raises questions

At 2 years old, Rebecca Riley was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity and bipolar disorder. Last December, she died at the age of 4 from an overdose of medications prescribed by her psychiatrist to treat her condition. Prosecutors claim Re...


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