Re: Tourette's Syndrome....?
i also have a daughter with tourettes. she can be very difficult to deal with at times so i totaly understand where your friend is coming from. i did wonder what sort of rages he is having, and how often. i also wondered if they seem to go away for a few weeks or months and then return. i wondered because earlyonset bipolar disorder can be a problem for some children with touretts. since they often need to be treated individualy that may be the reason they have had limited success. i have had a hard time convincing drs. in my area that early onset bipolar even exists, but there is literature out there and even extensive studies done. your friend should read as much as she can and then present it to her dr. if she thinks it describes her son. the big difference between the two rages, is that bipolar often comes in cycles. my daughter is in a rage cycle from about april through october, but the rest of the time is a fairly level headed child. as children withthese disorders enter puberty, the problems will often increase in intensity, so she will want to look into it as soon as posible. i do hope this has been helpful. i think the name of the book i read on this was called the bipolar child. i wish her luck!
Last edited by fouroutafive; 10-16-2004 at 05:46 AM.