bipolar

  1. C

    husband will not agree/daughter bipolar and abusive

    Hi I have been dealing with my daughters behavior for over 5 years. She has been fired from jobs for stealing and then collects unemployment. She used to run out of High School with older men had to place her in a lock down day facility because the school could not handle her. She jumped out...
  2. runawaybunny

    A mother’s story of why mental illness ‘should never be a crime’

    A mother’s story of why mental illness ‘should never be a crime’ - PBS A mother's story of why mental illness 'should never be a crime' Jerri Clark’s son Calvin was in college when his erratic behavior began, eventually leading to a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. His run-ins with law...
  3. runawaybunny

    Probiotics could help millions of patients suffering from bipolar disorder

    About 3 million people in the US are diagnosed every year with bipolar disorder, a psychiatric condition characterized by dramatic shifts in mood from depression to mania. Currently, the standard treatment includes a combination of psychotherapy and prescription medications such as mood...
  4. constant struggle

    On the verge of losing it

    I am a widowed mom of 2 boys, 20 and 17. My husband committed suicide last January. My 17 yo accidentally shot himself in August. 2 years ago he spent a week in mental hospital for bipolar episode only to come home and have his diagnosis changed to dmdd, anxiety, adhd. No medications. No...
  5. ChiefDramatist

    Heartbroken; 12 yo precious daughter referred to residential

    12 year old has been inpatient for almost 6 weeks. Suicidal ideation. Depression. Anxiety. Self harm (cutting). First length was just under 3 weeks, but ended up back in hospital 3 days after discharge. Second stay was almost 2 weeks. Did two days of partial (daytime) therapy (Thursday and...
  6. T

    what do you think

    should i write a letter to judge with past history and current status of my Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) daughter along with the facts she refuses help of all kinds
  7. M

    Bipolar Son

    My so is 20. He had his first stint in the psychiatric ward at 17. Since then it has been hell. He has started stalking a girl and was arrested. We had to leave him in jail for 8days I order to convince court he is not right. They did and stated he needed a psychiatric evaluation and follow treatment...
  8. T

    17 Yr old son has CD

    Well, my son has Conduct disorder, ADHD, Bipolar and likely Executive Function disorder... this all came to light about 2 months ago when, after having moved in with me and my wife for 2 months, we discovered he had stolen over $8000 from emergency funds we had hidden in our room (pretty much...
  9. newstart

    Back in the dark lonesome hole.

    This is my first time posting here. First of all, I love my daughter age 35 with all my heart. She is 35 bipolar, selfish, lies and steals. This last couple of weeks has been so hard that I have become ill again and I know this effects my health and can cause major depression, something I try to...
  10. mollyzuzu

    What will it take to get son put in residential

    Hi all, I have been posting concerning my son in and out of mental hospital, bipolar, autism, adhd, cannabis disorder, substance abuse and the list of diagnosis goes on. He is on a court order not to do drugs, alcohol, steal and he is supposed to listen to his parents till next august. He has...
  11. L

    medication help~ more negative side effects and the cycle seems endless

    I have a 18 year old daughter. She has rapid cycling mood disorder. May or may not be bipolar because cycles are very short but very often. She was just placed on lamictal after last hospitalization. ( taken to hospital by police, totally out of control) She now has developed extreme sun...
  12. D

    22 yr old bipolar son in trouble and i'm lost

    I have been reading posts from a few years ago. in the 30 mins of reading other people's comments, it has brought maybe a glimpse of comfort knowing we aren't alone. But I am at a loss as to how to navigate this nightmare of a disease of bipolar my 22 yr old son suffers from. He wasn't...
  13. L

    How to choose between two children-help me please

    Oh boy. Like many people here, I struggle with a soon to be 18 year old bipolar daughter who is in denial. I have owned her illness but she has not. I have tried multiple doctors, theripists and energy healers. Virtually no progress and it wasn't better on medications with the horrible side...
  14. S

    Need help...throwing up my hands

    My difficult daughter is now 27. We started having problems with her at about age 12. Would not cooperate in school, failed 7th grade. Got her to a psychologist. Eventually I was told that she has borderline personality disorder. Paid good money to send her to a specialized school...they...
  15. L

    Convinced my daughter has bipolar disorder as she has every symptom..

    I posted on Friday about the hell were going through with our 11 year old daughter, I have spent years researching trying to find out why she is so different, she's angry, short tempered, unhappy and when she is happy she can't deal with her emotions and that usually turns into anger too! She's...
  16. Denise2017

    30 Year Old BiPolar Daughter Going Downhill (again)

    Hello and thank you for this forum. I am so glad I found it. I am new here and this is my first post. I have a 30-year-old daughter who was diagnosed as Bipolar (possibly Borderline) at about 13 years old. She can not hold a job. She has relied on boyfriends and an ex-husband for a place to...
  17. kim75062

    vyvanse experiance

    as most of you know my little guy has issues with stimulants and seems to metabolize them faster then they can safely be given. The doctor thinks that vyvanse may work better for him then the others because of the long duration of the effects. And positive results from his sister taking the same...
  18. mom22

    Son in hopsital feel like we're on wrong path

    I posted for the first time a few days ago just after my son was admitted to the psychiatric hospital straight from his regular psychiatric appointment. He is almost 9. The plan or reason for admitting (as I understood it then) was to get him off all medications (abilify, risperdal, and...
  19. AlanaGW

    8 yo, adhd/dmdd/odd, and only getting worse.

    So I just found this place today, I'm so glad that I did, so I figured I'd just jump right in and post because as much as I appreciate my friends offering their support I just want someone who can relate and goes through this struggle with me. So to start out, my son has had issues with defiance...
  20. JRC

    Just need to vent

    In general, my difficult child has been doing pretty well. But, it's two steps forward, one step back--always.(He has bipolar disorder.) And I'm tired. I feel isolated. I feel unreliable--both socially and with other commitments. My husband and I are basically on the same page when it comes to...
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