A person can have the symptoms of being bipolar and it have nothing to do with whats actually going on especially if they have been through trauma.
The drugs they give to bipolar people are bad, really bad. They don't even understand how they work. Kids brains are still growing and those drugs can really mess things up. Undeveloped brains can have issues that they will grow out of as kids grow and kids balance out, drugs can screw this up and ruin a good brain. Give the kid a chance to balance out and time to grow.
Adults with mental illness brains are not growing, they have already done so and things didn't balance out, they need help and they need the drugs.
Not to mention the havoc the drugs play on the liver and the rest of the body.
Lots of these drugs burn the liver away! The side effects of these drugs are awful and it is a tragedy when an adult has to depend on them to function, its just about criminal to put that crap into a undeveloped brain.
(you know how lots of so called crazy kids have tics (the twitch, blink a lot, repetitive movements) that's a side effect of some very very powerful drugs and it is something that can be permanent. (Some kids have tics naturally and its a whole disorder that needs treatment on its own, I'm not talking about that I am talking about drug induced tics.)
I hate when a see a kids who they say has bi-polar, adhd, or schizophrenia that have tics and hear people think the tics are proof of the child has the mental illness, it's not the illness, it's a side effect ot the drugs, the drugs damage kids!
Someone I love dearly is bipolar and I know all that they go through, liver testing and blood test, they pretty much know that the drugs they take to stay sane will one day burn out their liver. I am so happy they have the treatment that is keeping them sane, I wish it were a better treatment though. But this person is an adult, they know the risk of the medication and their brain is fully developed.
Please please please if someone says your child is Bi-Polar ect.. get more opinions, seconds thirds fourths fifths.
If you have had many doctors come to the same diagnoses please look for and try treatments that don't involve drugs.
Just venting, these drugs are not fix all they ruin kids bodies and brains (tics and much much much worse.) Kids brains are not adult brains, they cannot not be treated the same and need to be let alone to grow.
My points were
Get many opinions about your child's diagnoses.
Try counseling and non drug treatment methods first.
That kids brains are still growing and the longer you can hold off mind altering drugs the better.
Drugs should be a last resort because they are harmful.
And that I understand even though the drugs are harmful sometimes that harm is better then the cost of not having them