My 17 yr old is driving me crazy. Alittle of a year ago she was yelling at us telling my husband and myself she was not going to school. She was mad all the time and would scream at little things that most people would not even be upset about.....Well, after gettting her to the doctors she was DX with depression and gave some anti-depressive meds(she flushed down the toilet, because " I don't need them") She also seen a psychritist who dx her with "Oppositional Definant Conduct Disorder". After many counsleing sessions and a summer of growing up she was doing very good until recently......
She had dropped out of college, got her GED and worked for about a month at a fast food resturant(quit because her boyfriend quit). She also went to the community college and took two classes (one she failed and the other we still don't know about).
Well she was wanting to go away for college this fall. She realizes she messed up before but "promises" us she will study this time. So I take her to a college about 45 mins away(she wanted to go somewhere not to far). She was all exitced and wanted to stay at the on campus apartments....she has been wanting her freedom....me and my husband thought it would be a good idea to let her get a little freedom(plus I was probably subconciously wanting her out of the house because of the stress she causes). Well she was very excited singing and dancing in the car seat on the way home...
Fast forward 2 days....out of the blue she decides she wants to be emcipated(sp)...What the HECK!!! Mind you she has been a spoilt child and now she is saying this....we don't even know what brought this on....when we ask her she just says "I been thinking about it for awhile".....she was angry at us for no reason and when we tried to talk to her ( and we even told her we would not allow her to be emicapated) then she got mad and took off walking....a friend(another mother) of my youngest daughter called to let me know that she was walking down a very busy road. Needless to say my husband told her she needed to come home that she didn't have to come in the house if she didn't want to but if she didn't get in his truck we would call Juvenile court to have her arrested....well she got in the truck.
So this is so long, trying to make sure everyone has a clear as possible picture of the situation.
My question: does this sound like "typical teenage behavior"?
Could she have bi-polar(I seen the signs and symptoms and she does have some)?
Does it sound like more of her depression or ODCD?
I don't know what to do but take her back to the doctor.....she is just so moody...I even asked her if it was that time of the month....she got ****** off for me asking. When she is like this she cusses and yells and then hours later acts like everything is good but I am still upset. I have been sick and had to leave my job,plus my husband has some health problems that started a couple of months ago and I just can't take anymore....I know this may sound bad but I am almost ready for her to leave...if I knew she would be safe.
Please Help, Suggestions.....