Bpd - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-17-2008, 12:39 PM - Thread Starter
 
happyhippimama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Va
Posts: 841
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I am ni the midst of getting my son diagnosed and treated for bipolar disorder. He is just 9.

Does anyone else have a bipolar child? If so, what did you go through in the beginning whne treatment first started?

nurse, mama, doula-in-training to J-14, J-13, S-7, S-4, and P-2(born at home)
happyhippimama is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-17-2008, 12:53 PM
 
frog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: where footprints dance in the snow
Posts: 8,526
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
PMd you with an idea.
frog is offline  
Old 09-18-2008, 09:59 PM
 
Nathan1097's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Senior-Title-Less!
Posts: 3,360
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Try going to psychcentral. You might find others with bipolar kids there.
Nathan1097 is offline  
Old 09-19-2008, 09:47 AM
 
MommyPam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 112
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
There are a few of us with bipolar children here. There are also people who don't believe in childhood bipolar. It's very tough because this is virtually a "newly emerging" diagnosis. Professionals agree that it is not appropriately covered in the DSM IV but it will be addressed in the new one.

My ds (age 6 1/2) is also newly diagnosed, and I am working with two different parties on treatment options. One party is his psychiatrist, who is quite conservative, and the other party is the clinical studies people at Mass General, who are generally perceived to be aggressive. I intend to take both sides into account and decide from there. I've been dragging my feet a little because I am very afraid of the medications for such a little boy. However, DS suffered from a psychotic episode yesterday, which was probably more scary than the medications. I'm still processing, but it was very, very scary.

I want to offer you all my support. I have some idea of the terrible time you have been through to arrive at this diagnosis. Be strong for your little one. The CABF website can offer lots of support, however there is a fee to join and it can be pretty overwhelming to hear what other families are going through. But I have found that dealing with mental illness is so isolating, that we absolutely need all the support we can get. Best of luck to you.
MommyPam is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off