My son had signs of Bipolar sense he was about 8 years old. Teachers were wanting him to be on meds., for ADD. I told them all kids are hipper. a few years went by, I started to notice he was acting like a guy I use to date. My son was diagnosed at 13 years old with bipolar. He use to jump in my bed, every night, like someone was after him. Sometimes he would look at me like he had the devil in him. He would get bad grades in school or not want to go, unless he had his meds. He did a lot better in high school. He was on my medicaid until he got to the age he couldn't be on mine anymore. Now he is 21 & 6ft7inch, and thinks he doesn't have Bipolar anymore, and won't get a job. He can't get medicaid cause he doesn't have a part time job. I know he doesn't want to look cause the Bipolar is effecting him where he is lazy. He won't even apply for SSI cause he thinks there is nothing wrong with him. His friends tell him there is nothing wrong with him. His friend would try to get my son mad at him to toughen my son up. My son has always told me he never want's to get after the kids that pick on him. He said he don't want to put them in the hospital. He picked up a car battery when he was 2, like if it was light. There were a few times my son would hit the wall, with one hit and make a whole and hit metal things and made his hand swell. He said the walls don't matter like people do. He told his friend to stop cause, "It's coming, It's coming". I want to know how to convince him that he still has it. He is very mad at me that I keep on bring it up. He like to stay in his room and play on xbox all day and night, or he will sleep a lot in the day. He wants to do everything his friend does. It doesn't look like he likes me to well right now.View Thread
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