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The Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation

The Jeannie and Jeffrey Inteterview I am on a Children’s Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation Email list because my granddaughter who will be nine yrs old this Sunday may be bipolar. It is difficult to diagnose at an early age.
This was in my inbox and I thought someone may find it helpful. I know my daughter and I will be doing this online test with my granddaughter. ~Lindsay, DepressionForums Administrator
I am on a Children’s Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation Email list because my granddaughter who will be nine yrs old this Sunday may be bipolar. It is difficult to diagnose at an early age.
This was in my inbox and I thought someone may find it helpful. I know my daughter and I will be doing this online test with my granddaughter. ~Lindsay, DepressionForums Administrator
Dear Friends,

I am extremely pleased to introduce you to the new online Jeannie and Jeffrey Illustrated Interview for Children. It was developed by our director of research, Demitri Papolos, M.D., and illustrated by Newsweek magazine’s director of graphic design, Karl Gude.

The Jeannie and Jeffrey is a 40-question interview (one version for girls; the other for boys) that contains questions paired with illustrations. Each item describes Jeannie or Jeffrey having different thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and asks your child how often he or she has felt or behaved the same way (for example: Never, Sometimes, Often, or All the Time).

This interview was especially designed for a child, because sometimes a youngster’s internal thoughts and feelings can surprise even the closest observer.

Once the interview is completed, it can be printed out in either a text or an illustrated version.

The Jeannie and Jeffrey was developed for children 12 or younger and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

We at JBRF believe that The Jeannie and Jeffrey will provide psychiatrists, therapists, and parents insight into a child’s internal world so that he or she feels less isolated and alone. Moreover, medical and therapeutic interventions can be tailored to each child’s concerns and subjective feelings, as well as to his or her behaviors.

Click here to learn more about The Jeannie and Jeffrey Illustrated Interview for Children

It is my sincere hope that The Jeannie and Jeffrey will assist in a diagnostic assessment, or in a therapeutic setting.

We would look forward to hearing from you.

All best,

Jeanne Langer
President
Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation

The Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation is pleased to offer parent and treating professionals an illustrated child-report version of the Child Bipolar Questionnaire (CBQ). The interview, called The Jeannie and Jeffrey Interview for Children, was developed by JBRF director of research, Demitri Papolos, M.D.

The Jeannie and Jeffrey can be completed online by a child, administered with the help of a parent, or administered by a clinician. The questions describe symptoms and behaviors experienced by another child, Jeffrey or Jeannie. Each item is illustrated with pictures designed to allow a child to endorse a symptom or behavior without the use of words. The child responds by choosing a rating for how often he or she has had the experience described. The Jeannie and Jeffrey Interview includes many of the subjective symptoms of bipolar disorder and major depression that parents may not observe, including thoughts of self-destruction, a great fear of harm, hallucinations and delusions.

Children rarely have words to describe what they are feeling so powerfully inside, and The Jeannie and Jeffrey provides the psychiatrist, therapist, and parents insight into a child’s internal world so that he or she feels less isolated and alone. Moreover, medical and therapeutic interventions can be tailored to each child’s concerns and subjective feelings, as well as to his- or her behaviors.

This screening instrument was developed for use with children under 12 years old. It takes approximately 15 minutes to answer the questions.

Once completed, the interview should be submitted by the parent to the professional evaluating and/or treating the child. Only an experienced diagnostician with a full understanding of the family history, as well as the symptoms and behaviors that the child exhibits, is qualified to make a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.

Illustrated by Karl Gude, director of graphic design at Newsweek magazine

Continue > Jeannie and Jeffrey Illustrated Interview for Children

If this helps just one child it was well worth posting.

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The Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation is pleased to offer parent and treating professionals an illustrated child-report version of the Child Bipolar Questionnaire (CBQ). The interview, called The Jeannie and Jeffrey Interview for Children, was developed by JBRF director of research, Demitri Papolos, M.D.

The Jeannie and Jeffrey can be completed online by a child, administered with the help of a parent, or administered by a clinician. The questions describe symptoms and behaviors experienced by another child, Jeffrey or Jeannie. Each item is illustrated with pictures designed to allow a child to endorse a symptom or behavior without the use of words. The child responds by choosing a rating for how often he or she has had the experience described. The Jeannie and Jeffrey Interview includes many of the subjective symptoms of bipolar disorder and major depression that parents may not observe, including thoughts of self-destruction, a great fear of harm, hallucinations and delusions.

Children rarely have words to describe what they are feeling so powerfully inside, and The Jeannie and Jeffrey provides the psychiatrist, therapist, and parents insight into a child’s internal world so that he or she feels less isolated and alone. Moreover, medical and therapeutic interventions can be tailored to each child’s concerns and subjective feelings, as well as to his- or her behaviors.

This screening instrument was developed for use with children under 12 years old. It takes approximately 15 minutes to answer the questions.

Once completed, the interview should be submitted by the parent to the professional evaluating and/or treating the child. Only an experienced diagnostician with a full understanding of the family history, as well as the symptoms and behaviors that the child exhibits, is qualified to make a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.

Illustrated by Karl Gude, director of graphic design at Newsweek magazine

Continue > Jeannie and Jeffrey Illustrated Interview for Children

If this helps just one child it was well worth posting.

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