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Hello and thank you for the chance to help in answering your question. Based on the detailed information you've kindly provided it actually does sound as though your daughter could be experiencing symptoms of bipolar. I'm specifically citing where you identified the mood swings. What I refer to is her breakdowns but even more importantly that her mood cycles that she goes into a rage. Essentially, during the adolescent state mania often presents itself as anger and rage due to not yet fully developed emotions. She's likely uncertain as to how to manage the emotional shifts and it results in her acting out in aggressive tendencies.
This would further explain her hypersensitivity to the slightest things as she has significant difficulty in regulating her emotions which would also support a bipolar diagnosis. The ADHD may very well be there but it's not accounting for the symptoms you've identified.
My suggestion is that when you take her to her pediatrician I would strongly urge you to request a referral to see a psychiatrist for a more conclusive diagnosis. I would also suggest that she be seen by a clinical psychologist who could administer certain tests in order to rule out or confirm the ADHD and autism diagnoses.
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