We know you've tried everything and are feeling beaten down by your child’s unrelenting emotional and behavioral struggles.

  • Does your child suffer from aggression, terrible mood swings, depression, and anxiety?
  • Does your child have horrific nightmares and night terrors? Do they have trouble sleeping and fight going to bed at night?
  • Does your child experience larger than life fears that are irrational and completely overwhelming?
  • Does your child feel hot all the time, sweat in normal room temperatures, and refuse to wear a jacket when it’s cold out?

If Your Child Fits This Description, Consider Learning More About Thermoregulatory Fear of Harm Mood Disorder


Understanding Fear of Harm may help save your child.

Are you ready to learn more about Fear of Harm?

”The Fear of Harm Training Course for Parents” is a custom designed program for parents and loved ones, teaching how to recognize, treat, and manage this illness. This course will help you advocate for your kids, get them the best treatment possible, and help them get their lives back.

For Families Living with Bipolar Disorder and Fear of Harm

JBRF offers:

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Testing for Bipolar Disorder and Fear of Harm

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Are you ready to find out if your child may have bipolar disorder or Fear of Harm? Click the links below to fill out the questionnaires and have them professionally scored.

Developed by JBRF Research Director, Demitri Papolos, MD, the CBQ and the J/J are the only diagnostic tools designed specifically for children with bipolar disorder.


Educational Concerns

  • Children with bipolar disorder or Fear of Harm need special accommodations in school.
  • Our kids may be distractible, inattentive, anxious, perfectionistic, and have difficulty making transitions.
  • Medications can cause sleepiness or may result in cognitive difficulties.
  • Frequently, our children have learning disabilities and executive function deficits which make it harder for them to organize, break things down, and accomplish complex tasks.
  • All of these issues complicate school expectations.
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Finally Hope

JBRF researchers have spent the past decade studying Fear of Harm, seeking to understand this new condition, and to find a treatment that works. Treating Fear of Harm’s broad range of symptoms, including the body’s inability to correctly regulate temperature, has been a key area of our research. To learn more about our amazing discoveries click here to access our research papers. To learn more about families in treatment click here to access our YouTube channel of videos.


Everyday JBRF strives to fulfill our mission to support children and families suffering from bipolar disorder and Fear of Harm. To hear what families and practitioners have to say about JBRF programs and services, please visit our testimonials page

We’re honored to be able to serve countless families and professionals as we work together to make sure everyone has access to the path to hope.