We have had one of the roughest years I ever could have imagined. We think my DS has inherited his fathers bipolar. The school and our councelor are saying we need to get a neuro-psych eval done for a diagnosis, but people I've been talking to are saying we need to go to a psychiatrist. Have any mamas out there been down this road with their little ones?Answer Question
Answer by But_Mommie at 11:07 PM on Apr. 6, 2013
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Answer by LeJane at 11:39 PM on Apr. 6, 2013
"Bipolar disorder may not be properly diagnosed until the sufferer is 25-40 years of age, at which time the pattern of symptoms may become clearer."LeJane
That is absolutely not true OP. I was initially diagnosed with BP disorder when I was 8 yrs old. According to my mom, I was out of control, yelling, fighting kids, teachers whatever. When I got stressed, it was worse. Mental illness runs in my family also, so I know my dd may be at risk. I am hoping she takes after my husbands side of the family!
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Well good luck OP!
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