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momuv4girls

Joined: 02/05/2010
My Story:
Hi,

I am a mom of 4-daughters. My youngest daughter was dx at age 6 with ODD (oppositional defiant disorder), then eventually Mood Disorder, nos and quite possible Aspergers. I am fortunate enough to live in CA, where there are qualified / knowledgeable child psychiatrists, and to date, my daughter is doing fairly well. There are ups and downs, but nothing as extreme as when she was un-treated. My daughter is now 14.
My 19 year old daughter has mild depression and an eating disorder.
My oldest daughter is 25, and has a really good understanding of her 2- younger sisters struggles and is pursuing a career in child psychology.
My 21-year old daughter is patient and has a knowledge of mental illness that most adults don't have.
I am blessed, yet face daily struggles that test my patience, but must remember this is not my daughters fault, and I must be her voice!

I am a HUGE advocate for mental health awareness and belong to Bring Change 2 Mind and The Balanced Mind (http://www.thebalancedmind.org/) for support.

Knowledge is Power!

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First off, I am so very sorry for all that you are going through - your poor daughter....More
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This is very difficult to sort out with young ones. There are probably a lot of things...More
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Whew, what a mess !!! You sound like a decent person who has put up with a lot. Your...More
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I am so very sorry to hear about your young son !!! My daughter was diagnosed at 6.5...More
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Reply: struggling with behavior
You're welcome, I really do understand and empathize with your situation....More
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Reply: struggling with behavior
Boy, do I understand !!!!!! - and am sorry your son is struggling right now. First...More
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Reply: 7 yr old with mental disorder
Hi, Yes, there are plenty of us parents out here who deal with exactly what you...More
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Reply: mood disorder
It "typically" takes a med combo to address the symptoms of a mood disorder. It sounds...More
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When was his last blood draw to check his depakote level? Maybe an add on...More
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