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ERIC Number: EJ837867
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2158
Parenting among Mothers with Bipolar Disorder: Strengths, Challenges, and Service Needs
Venkataraman, Meenakshi; Ackerson, Barry J.
Journal of Family Social Work, v11 n4 p389-408 Nov 2008
Bipolar disorder is a severe form of mental illness with a primary disruption in mood. With fluctuating phases of mania and depression, bipolar disorder can have a serious impact on all activities of daily living, including parenting. Ten mothers with bipolar disorder were interviewed to understand their strengths, challenges, and service needs in parenting. Results describe their love for their children, problems in disciplining, and need for more support groups, among other findings. Interestingly, manic and hypomanic phases are reported to provide more energy to parent. Implications of the study for social work practice and research are discussed. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois