My 13yo daughter was dx with bipolar/depression over a year ago, she has had multiple attempts at suicide and also self mutalates. She has been in IOP therapy w/o results, a stay in a psychiatric hospital and she currently receives in home therapy as well as bi weekly visits with her psych, she has tried many different cocktails of meds all briefly showing some improvement but then failing after a couple of months, her doctor has tried introducing antidepressants with her mood stabilizers but they have shown to increas her suicidal thoughts. She has been taking lithium for the past couple of months but has decided that it's her life and she doesn't need medication. My daughters mood is usually anger followed by rage. In an instant the pupils of her eyes cover her iris and she is violent, for a 13 y/o she is extremely strong and i have a hard time restraing her. She is physically and verbally abuse to myself, my husband and 4 other children. She is extremely manipulative and impulsive. You are only free from her wrath if you give her what she wants. She feelswe are deserving of what she dishes out and almost gets a high by creatIng chaos. We are currently waiting to visit some residential homes where she will be placed for a min of 6 mons, maybe a year. This was my last resort and I hoped there would be a med that would really help her. I can't compromise the safety of her or my other children, I'm struggling with the decision I made, her care manager explained that yes meds help but she needs structure and also needs to learn coping skills, I don't have control of her now, she barely goes to school imagine when she is older. I love her and will try everything in hopes that she will one day love herself and love life!
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