9 year old son bipolar or narcissist???
My son Jack is 9 years old and was dx with ADHD at age of 4. Unfortunately thou, as he gets older his emotional/personality issues are becoming more complex. Although he still displays the hyperactivity sometimes, he is also calm when he wants to be. He is an excellent student. Extremely intelligent, deep child. Very loving and caring with me and a few close family members that he truly loves.
However, Jack's struggles horribly with anger/rage with adults/authority figures. If he doesn't believe in his own mind that he can trust a person or that they "like" him...then he sees no need to show them respect in return. He doesn't hesitate to debate with his teacher/principal when he is being reprimmanded at school. These outrages make him feel enraged b/c many of these episodes are in front of his peers. He never believes that any of these issues are his fault. He places all the blame on either the teacher, another student, etc.
He is in 4th grade this school year. Each summer is always positive and I am always hopeful that he will show maturity and positive growth with each new year. However, it doesn't seem to be changing as he is getting older. It is getting worse for his peers too b/c they are more observant of eachother as they are growing up.
Today, (for the 1st time this year) I had to pick him up from school. He is suspended until Monday for calling the teacher and "idiot" several times. He lost his temper and refused to leave the classroom, making a scene. He yelled at her, saying he was going to sue her in court for everything she owns for making him leave the classroom.
I've been taking him to a counselor and a psychiatrist for a couple years now. He is currently taking celexa, tenex, and dextrastat. The psychiatrist has talked about bipolar disorder and narcissist. He pdoc said that meds will not change but doesn't seem to have an answer for me on what I am supposed to do as a parent! I am so scared for my child, b/c the older he gets the more difficult time he is having interacting with others.
Does anyone else have a child like mine?? Or ideas what I can do??
TBI (1989) Zonogran 400mg
OCD, GAD (2008) Citalopram 40mg
Bipolar II (2010) Lamotrigine 300mg
Last edited by ww1989; 09-29-2010 at 08:11 PM.