I have a couple questions. My 4 (almost 5) yr old little boy exhibits some odd behaviors and someone mentioned Bipolar? I did not think that could be diagnosed until teen years? I am scared for him and us. He stresses our whole family out and there has been a strain for yrs He is so sweet when he wants to be but when he has a meltdown, forget it! He says mean things, screams and screams, throws things, hits me, siblings, whomever is in his way, I am not sure what to do or how to help him? He does NOT sleep well at all...it takes him about an hr to fall asleep and then we will wake up throughout the night, it is exausting! I also feel he has some sensory issues. He is VERY smart, he loves clocks! When he is sweet and nice he is super sweet but its like someone flicks a switch and he turns into an angry little boy He also has anxiety issues, he tells me "Mommy, I can't control it" He knows there is something not right, it breaks my heart He is constantly asking if I love him and I answer of course w/lots of hugs and kisses. I think he is just wired differently then my other kids...he is always looking for stimulation from somewhere! He doesn't exhibit ADHD symptoms though.
I am at a loss and just wondered what should I do next? I am getting him assessed w/an OT and speaking w/a behaviorlist. Thanks for listening and if you have any questions...feel free to ask