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Family Turns to Facility for Help with Bipolar Son

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Family Turns to Facility for Help with Bipolar Son

Family Turns to Facility for Help with Bipolar Son

Family Turns to Facility for Help with Bipolar Son

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Last September, Morning Edition aired a story about a 9-year-old boy, Benjamin, with bipolar disorder. His moods and behaviors were unpredictable and changed rapidly throughout the day, and sometimes he was violent. Now 10, Ben is living full-time in a psychiatric facility for boys, where his treatment is designed to moderate his mood swings and teach him how to manage his own behavior. Michelle Trudeau reports.