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Old 03-18-2005, 12:04 PM   #1
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Bi polar in children

Does anyone know of any young children with this? The docs seem to think that my 3 year old may have this and needs meds.
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Old 03-18-2005, 01:01 PM   #2
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Re: Bi polar in children

What an unbelievable position you are in! I can only tell you that my older daughter who is bipolar (now 32 years old) started seeing psychiatrists and child development specialists when she was only three. We got so many different diagnoses we didn't know which way was up. We also tried therapy and behavior modification. When we finally tried meds it was a disaster. She was so manic it was scary.
I guess what I'm trying to say is before you try meds on a child so young get at least one second opinion. It is very difficult to distinguish between bipolar behavior and normal childhood development "problems".
Best of luck and God bless.

Old 03-21-2005, 11:53 AM   #3
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Re: Bi polar in children

Thanks for the replies. I will make sure that I get plenty of opinions. So far 2 Doc's have suggested Bi-polar or ADHD. I have a post on the parenting board "Help with 3 year old" that explains more about my son. I really hope we can get his little life straightened out.
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Old 03-21-2005, 09:20 PM   #4
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Re: Bi polar in children

I'm going to share this with you, in whispers...

Just 2 days ago, I spoke with a pharmacist...

My question...

They first developed Risperdal for Alzhiemer's patients (to settle them down with minimal side effects)...

More recently, it's been expanded (like many meds) for any application a physician or psychiatrist might deem fit...

So ~ I asked the pharmacist if she knew of any applications on pubescent or pre-pubescent children... She said, as a matter of fact, it used to be available in a syrup form (but that patient had left the area - so she didn't know if it still was available)...

Think about it. I am...

~ M* ~

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