My 11 year old son was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 6...he has it "severe" and has been on Meds since 2006...when he was 9 he became suicidal, diagnosed with Depression and extreme Anxiety....over the past year and a half or so he began having these Rages...he is violent, nasty, mean, distructive etc....The whole family has been affected by this. This past Friday he was diagnosed as having Bipolar along with the ADHD. ADHD has been a part of my life for 5.5 years now- I know about it, I feel fairly confident in my knowledge.....Bipolar is a whole new, and unknown, world for me- I am trying to research, but I am not finding a whole lot of info. on kids who have both disorders? Any advice that anyone could give me would be greatly appreciated!!! I want to be an advocate and be able to support my "baby" thru this!
Thanks so much, Kathleen....I agree, no one can truly relate to what we experience on a daily basis....even just ADHD, people cannot comprehend, they give you their thoughts and views, etc....I have gone to bpkids, I suppose I am still overwhelmed at the moment!
What support group did you join? I think I will join as well....I need tips from others and the support as well!
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