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|Wed, 08-27-2003 - 1:27pm|
Currently, we have wrap-around services that provide at home and school behavorial therapy and support. The therapist that we have now has also made strong suggestion to have evals for bi-polar. She gave me a list of symptoms for bi-polar with 3 columns-most common, common, and somewhat common. Well, Nate, has just about all of the symptoms from all of the columns. And for quite a while, not just recently. We do have a pychiatrist right now that manages our meds, so I sent her the list and a letter stating my concern with Nate being misdiagnosed. We see her this evening. I am worried, scared, confused, angry, you name it!
Can anyone give me any feedback on meds for bi-polar/ADHD combined dx? experiences? I have been doing some research on line and getting more worried. The meds seem so drastic. And the possiblity of scitophrenia (sp?)? It is all so scary and this is my 11 year old son. My exhusband was just dx with ADD and bipolar a few years ago. I dont want Nate to grow up with the difficulties (alcoholism, drugs, etc), but then what if the bi-polar is an incorrect dx also. Should I be pushing for the dx? He has been having trouble in school and at home even with taking Ritalin, Zoloft and Risperadol. So what we are doing now does not seem to be effective.