Hi! You know, to give you the best answer, I think I should ask you a few questions first that will help define the problem and the situation.
It seems the ER doc moved away from ADHD to Bipolar Disorder. In general, a good thought. The dosages are starting dosages, not high at all. The key here is to have a psychiatrist monitoring the meds. The drowsiness should subside within a week but a psychiatrist should be involved here.
I need to be thorough, so let's make sure there are no developmental issues and attachment issues:
Has he been evaluated as being higher than average intelligence?
Does he make friends easy now and in the past? Did he always play in age appropriate ways and does he have good social skills?
Does he tend to obsess on activities he likes and have a hard time stopping when it's time to do something different?
Does he have repetitive motions and movements? Does he also have certain habits he does over and over?
Does he make facial expressions when talking, when he's unhappy or angry?
Does he have a hard time relating to other people's feelings?
Any extra information that will help, feel free to share.
Thank you for the replies to the questions and the added information. It helps a lot. I believe I can now be of help with this issue.
Okay, I wish you the very best!
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