Parents of ADHD Teens and Young Adults
Any of you have ADHD and bipolar children?
My 12 yr old son is still having major problems. Our household is in turmoil. I re-read the Explosive child book. None of that stuff works here.
My question is this, do any of you have a child with ADHD and bipolar? I know the guidelines are fuzzy where it concerns kids so I wanted to ask what you saw that maybe tipped you off.
I know there is something else going on here because nothing we do helps. My son is so far out of control of himself that behavior modifications don’t get through. He has attempted suicide. We have changed meds. We are starting with a new therapist as the last one gave up. His school has just finished a social/emotional evaluation. They are going to be doing the academic portion this week. They have suggested moving him up to an IEP in place of his 504 as his grades are dropping and before it was just behavioral stuff.
I know, KNOW that there is something else going on with my son. I just wish someone would listen to me before it gets worse.
I don’t have time right this moment to list out the behaviors but it’s enough to say that his younger brother is afraid of and for him, my fiance can’t even look at him. I’m the primary caregiver and most of the time I can’t stand to be around him. I sent him to his fathers for 5 days over school vacation. The break was nice but he came back with an even worse attitude. :/
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