Westport Family Counseling

Dr. Demitri Papolos

Nicholas Strouse speaks with Demitri Papolos, MD, author of The Bipolar Child. Dr. Papolos, Director of Research for the Juvenile Bipolar Research Association, talks about pioneering work using ketamine to treat children suffering with a common subtype of bipolar disorder, called Fear of Harm. In this compelling narrative, Dr. Papolos tells of the all too common phenomenon of children who go untreated or receive inadequate treatment for a severe, sometime incapacitating condition that roils the family. Dr. Papolos explains how evidence based research has led to a new understanding of a very old condition, and a novel treatment that has a dramatic effect on the illness.

Read more about Dr. Demitri Papolos.

Dr. Demitri Papolos collaborated with Westport Family Counseling on this podcast, however he is not a WFC Clinical Staff Member. Dr. Papolos maintains his own practice in the Westport area. If you are looking to get in touch with Dr. Papolos you can visit his website www.thebipolarchild.com to contact him directly.

The Participant Observer is a WFC GROUP production. It was recorded at the WFC Group studios, in Westport CT. Post-production is by Justin Gibbs, at the Rayhound Production Company studio.

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