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... tand why. No one listened, no one understood, no one knew. Wrong diagnosis, after wrong diagnosis one day I was lucky enough to end up with a therapist that was bipolar himself, this was 2005 and my son was just turning 17. A day after meeting this therapist, my son tried to commit suicide and I Baker Acted him once again. ... (24 replies)
... This book will shed so much light on how to detect if your child is bipolar or ADHD, additionally it explains how devastating it can be for a bipolar child to be given drugs meant for ADHD children and how these can actually make the illness worse. It also teaches you how to select the proper doctor. ... (24 replies)
... As I read these threads I am more convinced the "suspicion of bipolar" diagnosis that my 16 year olds doctor gave her is more accurate. She was previously (for over 10 years) been diagnosed with ADHD, ODD and depression. I have been medicating her and taking her to therapy for years. Still her symptoms continue and her behaviors have grown worse and more risky over the... (24 replies)

... Another book I would recommend is "Understanding Your Bipolar Child" by Gregory Lombardo. ... (24 replies)
... Goody: One important part of the process was meeting my son half way. Meaning I made sure I ALWAYS listened to him, whether I agreed or not. I had few rules that were important to me (as I explained in the previous posting) and I made sure he was 100% clear on what those important rules were. The first thing I did is never, ever let him control my emotions (as you... (24 replies)
... Another one that I recall vividly was early mornings. Waking up early is a major problem for bipolar people. ... (24 replies)
... well. I didn't feel like I was stong enough to succeed on my own because I had always proven I would screw it up. Now I realize that I was trying to control the bipolar by myself and knew that whatever was wrong with me, that I couldn't deal with it on my own. My whole life I had felt like something was wrong with me. ... (685 replies)
Normal teenager?
Feb 19, 2007
... I would get it checked out by a professional, but I think it's a good chance that you have bipolar disorder. When I was first diagnosed, I had a TONNE of questions, along with being in denial at times that it was the right diagnosis. ... (6 replies)
... my mom of course said "Oh well you're a teenager and you might be going up and down in emotions because of horomones, blah blah blah...".... but myself and my shrink knew that it was way more than horomones. ... (14 replies)
... To introduce myself to those of you who don't know me quite as well as some, I'm apparently Bipolar 2 with hallucinations and more downs than ups... at least that's what the professional team has me labelled as. ... (7 replies)
... ho have been on that rollercoaster ride you are talking about. IT is amazing how many of the parents who come to this forum describe their experience with their Bipolar teens the same exact way. ... (4 replies)
... FAMILY I HAVE SEVERAL WHO HAS IT BUT I WAS NEVER TOLD I HAD IT I WENT TO INPATIENT MYSELF BECAUSE I TOLD MY DR I WANTED TO DIE SO HE WANTED ME TO BE CHECKED FOR BIPOLAR WELL THE PLACE I WENT TO DIDNT THEY PUT DOWN DEPRESSIVE DISORDER ,PANIC DISORDER AND AGRAPHOBIA . ... (2 replies)
... June 2009, I was 'officially' diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I first heard the name in 2007, but didn't believe I could have it. By the time I was officially diagnosed, I truly believed I had bipolar disorder. ... (6 replies)
... I can relate to your feelings. I've been diagnosed with bipolar for 3 years yet I have not accepted it. I'm now working with a new tdoc to address the feelings I have regarding my diagnosis. ... (7 replies)
... Mrvee: ...Today my son is almost 19; he lives a full and healthy life just like any teenager. If I didnt tell you he was bipolar, you would never know. He is starting college this Fall and graduated from school with a 4.1 weighted GPA and honors. He has a girlfriend that adores him and so many friends, I have trouble keeping up with the namesbut it wasnt always like... (13 replies)
... that I was still a teenager and that Mom was capable of being a single parent. ... (383 replies)
... mom of a bipolar teenager, whom after years and years of tears and suffering, lives today a healthy, happy and fulfilled life I can tell you that in order for a bipolar person to get well he or she must first of all have a caretaker and advocate that loves them unconditionally. ... (13 replies)
... Rose what you said above may sound good to most people but I do not agree with a lot of it. I beleive in unconditional love but I do not agree with just saying oh its the illness not really meant to hurt me. Or similar. When a women is confronted by a 6ft over 200 lb man raging in her face, putting holes in walls, spitting on her and the other stuff you mentioned it is pretty... (25 replies)
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... a mom of a bipolar teenager, whom after years and years of tears and suffering lives today a healthy, happy and fulfilled life I can tell you that in order for a bipolar person to get well he or she must first of all have a caretaker and advocate that loves them unconditionally. ... (25 replies)




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