My name is Jessica and I have 4 children. My one daughter is 8 yrs,old and she has been diagnosed with ADHD/ Bipolar. I noticed when she was very young that something was not right. She was a very agressive with others, she had a lot of trouble siteing still and was very distructive!! I started noticeing this when she was about 2yrs. old. The doctor said it was the terrible two's then he said it was the trying threes. It seemed to be one excuse after another. When she was 5yrs.old she had set the trash can on fire while we were all sleeping this happened at about 3am. I had fell asleep holding my 3 week old son in the recliner. She had started screaming she had tried to put the fire out herself and her night clothes had started to melt to her chest. She had tried to put the fire out by herself. Her screams woke me up, the house was filled with smoke and the trash can had started to melt to the carpet. I got the fire put out and cried. First thing in the morning I called her pediatrition, he saw her the same day and I came out and told him that he had to do something. That I was scared something much worse was going to happen. I had told him about the trash can and her not being able to sleep. And he refered her to a doctor that deals with bipolar and adhd. Since then it has been medication after medication, abilify, depikot, risperdal, seraquel, geodon, lamictol, clonidein (ECT) just to name a few. Nothing has really made her normale, she has suffered very bad side affects from some of them and still does. They say some of these side affects may never go away. It got so bad at home that I had to take Abby to a mental facility. They kept her 3 weeks and when she came home it was the same thing all over again. They did not seem to help her at all. Now she is on medication that is not even for adhd or bipolar I had taken her to her dr appointment and the advice they gave me was to call the cops on her or take her to the same facility so that was my only option. I knew that putting her in a juvinille facility was not the answer. I knew they would not help her there. While she was in the psychiatric hospital, the violince continued she attacted the staff and other children, she bet her head off of walls, she would hit anything she could get her hands on. I was glad she acted like this while she was there so they could see how she acted at home with her brother's and sister and also with kids that were outside. It seem's like no one cares they just pass the buck on to someone else. They dont want to fix the problem or at least try and put her on the right medication to help calm her down. Where do u go when u hit rock bottom? People say god never gives u more than u can handle. Im begining to dout that!!! I have a ticking time bomb on my hands. For anyone that has any advice I would be more than willing to read them.