I am brand new to this site. The reason I just signed up is because I saw the woman who posted her daughter is scratching herself. My daughter used to only scratch, at age 9. Then, at age ten, I noticed she was picking holes in her arms and legs. She "swore" it was just mosquito bites that she couldn't stop scratching. I work in the medical field and knew she was lying. The "picking" increased rapidly. to thirty sores on each limb. Now, she has just turned thirteen and we just realized one month ago that she has been cutting her arms and legs. It is awful! We are still in shock and still going back n forth to psychiatrist to see what she really "has". So far, ADHD at age 5, OCD at age six, ODD at age 9, bipolar at age 12. When she goes into her manic states she hallucinates and writes REALLY disturbing thing on paper, things that genuinely scare us. I just want the moms out there to know...if your child is scratching or picking, it will lead to cutting and I have also heard that cutting leads to worse things also! It is devastating and terrifying but make SURE you get her diagnosed and in therapy and on meds if needed. My daughter was on ten different meds thru course of her life. The last one that just STOPPED working was Resperidone. She is now on Clonidine. It helps her sleep at night, but she still becomes violent and aggressive and her grades have drastically dropped this year. To all the moms and dads who are watching their daughters hurt themselves, I feel your pain and I still just don't understand it! It is truly awful!View Thread
Explore an option for your child's depression. Care from psychiatrist, no-cost study drug, or placebo. Qualifications:
Are you the parent or legal guardian of a child/young adult that is 7-17 years of age?[br>â€¢ Is your child/young adult suffer from diagnosed depression or believes child/young adult to be depressed?[br>â€¢ Your child/young adult is currently NOT being treated with ADD or ADHD with medication[br>â€¢ Child/young adult is not currently (or within the past 30 days) participating in another clinical research study[br>â€¢ Your child/young adult is currently not suffering from or receiving treatment for the following medical conditions[br>— Bipolar Disorder[br>— Schizophrenia[br>— Eating Disorder (Anorexia or Bulimia)[br>— Seizure Disorders[br>â€¢ You do not have a family history (parents or siblings) of bipolar disorder or suicide
My child is 6 turning 7 tmrw... he struggled for over a year with rage fits and unable to focus in school or anything. Our family has a history of bipolar.. so its kind of assumed at this point.. without being to quick to label... but i did not want to go the drug/med route.. but decided it had to be done. In the summer we tried quietipine (sorry for any misspellings) and it turned him into a phsycotic monster. Then we tried resperidone. It was absolutely amazing. His entire life improved. It had been rough on all of us for a very long time. And i dont like being upset with my kid and he sure didnt like being in trouble. And finally our days were just wonderful. He had been on it from august 2013 until today. Unfortunately. There is a mass lawsuit both in canada and the usa regarding resperdal resperidone. many people arent aware of this lawsuit because it is under the name resperdal. Resperdal and resperidone is the same drug same product... resperdal is the company. Look it up people. It made me cry because i feel awful that i even went the drug route in the first place then to find out the one that helped him could actually harm him much much worse. I have discussed with his doctor and we are goin to try abilify. I really hope this works. Fingers crossed.View Thread
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