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HELP!!!!

Posted by on Dec. 20, 2014 at 10:39 PM
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My dd who is almost 8, is showing signs of bipolar disorder! What do I do about this? I read up on the NAMI website and it said that kids that show these tendencies, when they are told "no", their temper tantrums become violent. Well, tonight we had one helluva bad temper. She bit me, bit my mom and scratched my mom. I know my dd has issues of me leaving, but, those are solved now. I know my dd has issues period. Should I call her pediatrician? I don't know what to do, and I don't need or want CPS in here taking my child away. 

by on Dec. 20, 2014 at 10:39 PM
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virginiamama71
by Carrie on Dec. 20, 2014 at 11:50 PM

 A visit to her doctor is a good choice.

sweetspice03
by on Dec. 21, 2014 at 12:56 AM
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Definitely take her to the pediatrician.  He/she can make referrals to specialists as needed, including a psychiatrist.

ame4c
by Group Admin on Dec. 21, 2014 at 2:51 AM
This is the advice I would give as well.

Quoting sweetspice03:

Definitely take her to the pediatrician.  He/she can make referrals to specialists as needed, including a psychiatrist.

cjsmom1
by Group Admin on Dec. 21, 2014 at 4:32 AM
Is there a family history of mental illness? What makes you think it's not just her behaving badly? As the others suggested I would take her to her regular doctor and get their opinion. Or if your insurance would let you see a psychologist without a referral I'd go straight to seeing a psychologist.
wise.toes
by on Dec. 21, 2014 at 10:46 AM

if she has a history of issues i'd hope that she is in therapy already?

absolutely take her to her doctor.

kaylasmomma757
by on Dec. 21, 2014 at 1:11 PM

There is a family history, mostly on the fathers side. Her dad is a messed up man. I'm trying my best to keep her straight,but, she managed to sprain my wrist.


Quoting cjsmom1: Is there a family history of mental illness? What makes you think it's not just her behaving badly? As the others suggested I would take her to her regular doctor and get their opinion. Or if your insurance would let you see a psychologist without a referral I'd go straight to seeing a psychologist.


Fullmoon_Goddes
by on Dec. 21, 2014 at 9:38 PM
Therapy. The sooner the better
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