My dd is four. Within the last year we have noticed a huge increase in tantrums anger, and extreme hyperactivity... I mean can't hold still even in her sleep hyper. At first we thought she was acting out because there have been a lot of changes, new baby, had to move in with MIL (long story not money issues) by now she should have been able to settle down and be back to her normal self. I've noticed she is lashing out even more now even becoming violent and saying things like I don't. Are and I hate you. She always seems so frustrated and pent up like she can't control herself.
I've been starting to see a lot of myself in her with all this. When I was little I was the same way and was diagnosed as ADHD whitch as I grew it turned into mild bipolar disorder.... Over the last week I have done an experiment and just after lunch I give her a melatonin suppliment (this is the part of the day that she is the worst) she still is not napping but has been a lot better... The sweet kind loving little girl I know.....I'm at a loss, is she too young to be tested?
on Nov. 18, 2012 at 9:54 PM