My 8yo ds has an official diagnosis. Well, 3 of them actually. Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Specific Phobia, and Mood Disorder-NOS.
Does anyone have a BTDT with MD-NOS? I have felt that ds is bipolar since he was about a year or two old. The first psychiatrist we saw told me ds had no signs of BPD (how can one even tell in 45 minutes?) but offered to give us a rx for Ritalin anyway, the second one ignored my son stabbing himself in the face with the earpiece of his sunglasses while she typed up a referral to a nurse-case manager, and the third and current one agreed to meds the first time we saw him but now keeps trying to convince me to admit ds, even though he is not presently a danger to himself or others (if and when that changes, I will have no qualms about driving him to the hospital myself, I think the issue is that this dr is involved in a study and is trying to recruit participants).
I have spoken to two other dr's who aren't afraid to dx BPD in such a young child, but they aren't covered by insurance. One would cost me about $600 and the other (Papolos) is closer to four grand.
What is Mood Disorder-NOS all about? Is it a provisional dx that will likely be changed later, or is it one that sticks? I am happy that ds is now trialing meds (although 6 wks on Risperdal hasn't done squat) but I don't know how to feel about this particular dx.
Oh, and I should mention that the dx was actually given by the psychologist who did his most recent round of testing. The new shrink gave ds a dx of Psychosis-NOS even though I never described anything even approaching psychosis. *shrug*