Ask a Psychiatrist and Get Answers to Mental Health Questions ASAP
Hi thanks for writing JA
are you there?
Hi so nice to see you
your english is so great
are you norwegian?
Thank you! Yes, I am a norwegian.
Your english is great
I have read your post
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX know :))
I am not sure if you know this but 65 percent of people who have been told they have bi polar disorder do not
so You are pretty confident you are not one of those people and that you do have it?
is this right?
Ok, is it something you know much about?
you have taken all the tests?
so you know this?
Yes actually I know a great deal about this
but I am asking you if you feel you are correctly diagnosed?
do you feel as if this is right?
I´ve taken alot of tests. At first I was tested for Aspergers, but they finally concludet with bipolar 2 and tourettes...
okay I see
do you have more questions for me before we go on?
Yes, I actually do.
okay good, please ask
No, sorry - that was the answer to your question if I feel I am correctly diagnosed:))
okay very good
I don´t have more questions right now.
you would know this better than I would so thanks for that
okay clearly there is something going on with your daughter
I would so hate to put a label on this as she is so young
Yes, there is!
and I dont think you can say bi polar disorder at this age
but the other most overdiagnosed disorder is add
I also should mention that she has been through a rough time with leukemia as well....
so she has experienced some trauma as well
is she okay?
But she had symptoms before she got ill with cancer.
I am so so sorry
you must have gone through such hell
I cannot even imagine what you have been through
Yes, she is done with the treatment this december. But as you see, there is many things that have had an impact on her condition. The problems have gotten much worse after the cancer-treatment...
I am so so sorry about this,
is she okay now? is she doing better now?
No, it´s been tough times....:) And my condition have worsened as well in all this...
I am so so sure of thaty
geesh I cannot even type as this is so upsetting tome
she cannot be diagnosed with any mental health disorder until she is six months out of treatment so I want you to be at peace with this
Yes, we don´t think so much abot the cancer now. It´s been treated, and we are moving on:) But these other things does not make it easy...
they cannot make a differential diagnosis until she is six months out of therapy
okay so wait six months after the chemo and then you can get a clean evaluation
but please please do not worry
you have been through so much already
according to the DSM IV which is the manual we all use
she cannot be diagnosed for six months
so no matter what
no matter what
you have to wait six months and if any child goes through hell its a child like your child
so you have to wait and see how she recovers
do not worry about add or aspergers
just continue to be a great mom and wait this out
Yes, I see. I know I should be patient....
I already know you are doing this but you have to wait this out
Its so hard to be patient when its your kid right?
When its our kid we want immediate answers right?
Yes! Especially when she missed 1,5 year of school already!
You must have been so scared?
I cannot even imagine the hell you have lived.
And its so hard with her concentration and all, so I´m probably hoping for a miracle with a diagnosis or something...hehe.
and what I have to tell you
is that its too early to label her even if she had not endured cancer but especially because she did
she has been to hell and back
No, but it´s funny how you adapt into such situations. It becomes your life, and its not all hell....
so she is very vulnerable
so dont rush to judgment on this
give you and she time to heal
please do not label this child just yet
give her time and give you time too please
You are very intelligent and very thoughtful
so give this time please
Yes, thank you! It´s good just to be reminded that we need time.
let her recover for a few months and then go for an evaluation again
I wish I could do more to help
but please wait on this
give her a few months more please
You too, give yourself a lot of space and time MOM
you have just been through so very much
Yes, I will! Thank you :)
please please take good care of you as well
Night now and will keep you in my prayers
take good good care
Thank you again! Bye :)