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If you are ever unsure about a medication - its really best to contact the prescribing Dr. If the Dr. is...More
Posted by momuv4girls
My 19 year old daughter may have bipolar depressio...
My sweet daughter started showing signs of unhappiness in middle school. I noticed she never smiled anymore. I...More
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Reply: Prozac
He is almost 18 and was diagnosed with depression. He has had a recent bought with mono. I have brought the...More
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Reply: 7 yr old with mental disorder
You're welcome : ) How is your son doing?? Have you found a medication that works? -KathleenMore
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Reply: ABILIFY
Medication is individual from child to child - - so what may work well for one, may be a disaster for the...More
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Reply: 7 yr old on Abilify
Hi, My 7 year old girl just started last night. She has headache and today didn't want to have breakfast. Hope...More
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Reply: 10 year old depression
You need to report his thoughts to his Psychiatrist ASAP !!! Zoloft may not be the med for him. In young...More
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Reply: What lies ahead & how are we going to make it?
First off, I am so very sorry for all that you are going through - your poor daughter. (((((((((((Big...More
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Reply: Depression
Thank you .i would love to hear any advise there is out there as this is a new journey for our family .
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Attention parents of bipolar children OR children ...
My child is 6 turning 7 tmrw... he struggled for over a year with rage fits and unable to focus in...More
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This is very difficult to sort out with young ones. There are probably a lot of things going on that...More
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Reply: Need some help with bipolar stepdaughter
Whew, what a mess !!! You sound like a decent person who has put up with a lot. Your husband probably...More
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Reply: Struggling to make it through the day with my 7 ye...
I am so very sorry to hear about your young son !!! My daughter was diagnosed at 6.5 with "mood disorder",...More
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Reply: struggling with behavior
You're welcome, I really do understand and empathize with your situation. (((((((((HUGS)))))))) That's...More
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Reply: 15 yr daughter not wanting to go to school
We have a similar situation. My sister is 16 and does not want to attend HS. She is depressed and hallucinates...More
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Reply: My 8 year old son has been on medication for about...
I agree. It varies by child. Genetics play a part (if you are BP and something works for you odds are it...More
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Reply: My bipolar disorder
As a BP myself and a dad of 3 with BP I really sympathize, and I understand. I like to explain it is just...More
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Reply: Can Higher Doses of Trileptal Cause Irritability a...
I am NOT a dr but I am BP and have 3 BP kids. From. My experience, which is extensive, the answer is yes....More
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Can Higher Doses of Trileptal Cause Irritability a...
My son has been taking intuniv for ADD and amantadine to control his rages. He was also taking 1200 mg of...More
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Reply: 6 year old stepson with possible Bi Polar Disorder
So sorry to hear about your situation. I have a 14 year old son, who I was previously in denial about. He was...More
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Reply: mood disorder
It "typically" takes a med combo to address the symptoms of a mood disorder. It sounds like the Depakote...More
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Reply: kids on abilify
I would discuss options with your son's psychiatrist. The psychiatrist should be able to give you ideas...More
Posted by momuv4girls
My 8 year old son has been on medication for about...
He has been on Concerta this entire time with occasional increases. He is presently taking 56 mg of...More
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Reply: How to cope after a failed suicide
My first suggesting is that you also make an appointment with a therapist for a family session. My son was...More
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Reply: Feeling defeated
Having others that understand our struggles is a great thing! I would urge you to check out your local...More
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How was day one?
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Reply: 9 yr old son with ADHD & ODD
My grandson, 8, ADHD and ODD, has just had Abilify increased from 4mg to 5mg. His meltdowns and...More
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The very best tool you can have for your life and your son's life is to find a top-notch, board certified...More
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Why is it that people are telling me that my 8 year old is too young to be diagnosed with bipolar? Can...More
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Reply: Feeling Hopeless
Hopeless, Bipolar disorder is a very serious mental illness. Have you been able to read any...More

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