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my 5 year old daughter has been diagnosed with I.E.D., adhd , and mood disorder NOS by a psychiatrist. a psychologist currently disagrees and suggested I ask the doc for a low dose Valium to be administered at school when she starts attacking the students and throwing chairs. he said that there is nothing like that to offer her. her currently has her on Depakote and guanfacine but the behavior is not improving. as a side note I was told during the evaluation on my daughter that her symptoms are usually only seen in males that become serial killers. REALLY???? just like that.
extreme tantrums at age 2, unlike her brother (shes a twin) no triggers that i can tell. she has rages that can last for hours. no deaths although she says everyone in her dreams are dead.night terrors most of her life, i should add that her father hasn't seen her in 2 years and is a very abusive person whom I parted ways from when they were 10 months old to avoid becoming a victim.i know he has a mental illness but will never be afforded that info. my concern is if the psychiatrist wont prescribe what the psychologist suggests and they are doing a 4 week evaluation on her, will he treat her for the new diagnosis or the one he came to in his initial 20 minute visit? both psychologist seem to think its very serious.she attacks adults and children and will try to jump out of moving cars.she is defiant in even the simple things like getting dressed,eating with utensils, wearing the seat belt. she was on adderal for 9 days and started scratching walls,talking to people who werent there and pulling her hair out. i stopped it immediately! no warning signs and no remorse afterward. I worry for her brother as she has pushed him down stairs. my question i guess is who is going to know more about what is really wrong with her? the psychiatrist never looks at her. the psychologist says that when he does there is nobody home.
you did nothing wrong, however when i created the account I did believe I would be able to speak with a psychiatrist or psychologist..I don't feel you could help any further but thank you just the same.