Kristen McClure' Blog. Pages on Anixety, Depression, Mood and Bipolar Disorders

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Dec 31, 2018

Could my teenage daughter with Bipolar disorder have aspergers

My teenage daughter was finally diagnosed with Bipolar about a year and a half ago after suffering horrible side effects from an anti depressant.

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Dec 31, 2018

Should I tell my 17-year-old son he's been diagnosed with Bipolar 2?

I am a 54-year-old father who has been looking for advice on how--or even whether it's advisable--to tell a teen he or she has been diagnosed with bipolar

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Dec 31, 2018

Single mother parenting a child with depressive disorder

Hi. I'm a 40 year old single mother of three children, ages 19, 15 and 12...all at home. My twelve year old was recently diagnosed with depressive disorder

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Dec 31, 2018

My Daughter Can't Help "Hating" Me

A little over a month ago my 16 yo daughter attempted suicide, overdosing on OTC meds. She briefly hung herself and before passing out realized she didn't

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Dec 31, 2018

15 Year Old Son Just Diagnosed Bi Polar II

My son is 15 and a Sophmore in High School. He is in a very rigourously academic program, International Bacclaureatte program. He has struggled with

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Dec 31, 2018

15 year-old with possible bipolar disorder

My name is Melissa and I have a step-son named Sean who we fear may have a bipolar disorder. I am a nurse and have worked around some bipolar patients,

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Dec 31, 2018

Frustrated and worried

I have a 15 (almost 16) year old son. He is Bipolar/ADHD. He has a very low frustration level which causes major problems in school. He was 7 years

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Dec 31, 2018

HELP! 18yr old son refuses medications and I am 7 months pregnant

Hi, My son Tony is 18 and in the past 3 years we have helped him thru numerous sucide attempts, mis diagnosis and wrong medications, making him go from

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Dec 31, 2018

My 17 year old son has just been diagnosed with bipolar.

My 17 year old son has just been diagnosed with bipolar, he has been in the physc ward for two weeks now and will be coming home in a few days. I'm so

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Dec 31, 2018

18 year old bipolar son

My son has bipolar and refuses to take his meds. He is lazy, will not clean up after himself. He will go 4 days w/out taking a bath. His bedroom floor

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Dec 31, 2018

My son turned 18 before receiving two diagnoses

from two different psychiatrists. The first diagnosis was, I believe, the bipolar 2, the second diagnosis was cyclothymic disorder. It's hard to tell,

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Dec 31, 2018

where do I go

My son is 14 diagnosed with bi poalr disorder and anxiety and dygraphia. He is on home tutoring right now. I feel helpless. I feel as if his goal is

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Dec 31, 2018

Help!My 17 yr old bipolar daughter is tearing our family apart!

My daughter is 17 and has bipolar and has since 7th grade. My husband is in the Navy and we have moved a lot over the years. We moved 1 1/2 yrs ago to

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Dec 31, 2018

How Do I Respond To Manipulation/Power Struggles?

Hi, thank you for reading this. I am the mother of a son who turns 18 in a couple of months and is pretty stable on two different meds, although we can

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Dec 31, 2018

19 YR OLD SON BACK HOME AND HAS BAD ANGER,RAGE,DISRESPECT,HELP!

My son has moved back in,no where to go,no drivers license due to dui,no job,I suspect he is bipolar but has not been diagnosed,no insurance.He verbally

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Dec 31, 2018

Where do we go from here as parents of a sick boy?

I am the mother of a 19 year old boy. He is diagnosed with, Bipolar, manic depressive, ODD, ADHD, along with panic disorders. He's been in many hospitals

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Oct 26, 2018

Depression in Preschoolers

Depression in Preschoolers: What You Need to Know

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Oct 26, 2018

Signs of depression in children

Signs of depression in children

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Oct 26, 2018

Depression among children

Depression among children and how it manifests itself

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Oct 26, 2018

Childhood Depression Treatments

Childhood Depression Treatments

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Oct 24, 2018

anxiety disorder in children

anxiety disorder in children: everything you need to know

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Oct 24, 2018

Childhood Separation Anxiety

Childhood Separation Anxiety

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Oct 24, 2018

Generalized Anxiety Disorder in a child

generalized anxiety disorder in a child

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Oct 24, 2018

Anxiety Medication for children

Anxiety medication for children: A guide for making this decision

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Oct 23, 2018

Signs of teenage depression

signs of teenage depression

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Sep 12, 2018

School Refusal Anxiety

School Refusal Anxiety

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Sep 10, 2018

Hard decisions ahead !!!

My 13 year old granddaughter is bipolar with ODD. She was put in the hospital about six months ago and received this diagnoses. She came home and did very

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Sep 10, 2018

How to get your teen adult child help

My daughter is 19 years old and has every symptom of bi-polar disorder. On her manic episodes she pleads me to help her. We take the time to set up doctors

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Sep 10, 2018

Can't get past the past - is too volitile to keep relationships and is lonely

I am a single mother of 2 boys, they grew up close until about ages 7 and 10, then all hell broke up. Two alpha males fighting for attention, anger issues

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Sep 10, 2018

Anti-depressant?

Mother of 18 year old boy that just moved out on his 18th birthday...before he graduated high school. We have had daily crazy happenings since the day

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Sep 10, 2018

I can't handle my bipolar child

My 14 year old son has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, ADD and oppositional defiance disorder and he's been hospitalized so many times since age

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Sep 10, 2018

Blatant defiant

Hi my daughter is 15 years old she has bipolar ADHD ODD mental illness runs in our family she is adopted , her birth mother is my niece and she is bipolar

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Aug 30, 2018

Suicide

My best friend battled with depression for over 15 years, taking different medications to deal with her feelings, overwhelming sadness and anxiety. She

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Aug 30, 2018

My Bipolar daughter story 12-17 years old

My daughter was hospitalized at 12 years old for rage and attempted suicide. She was in the hospital for 1 week. She was put on Lithium and later zoloft.

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Jul 29, 2018

Is he bipolar?

Well I am a mother, it’s my son who seems to be going through this he is 14 years old. He doesn’t go out much, but he has lots of friends at school. We

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Jul 29, 2018

DMDD and ADHD Diagnosed

My son is 6. We adopted him and do not have much history. He's been diagnosed with ADHD since he was 4. Recently diagnosed with ADHD after being in

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Jul 29, 2018

bp child 10

MY 10-year-old was DX in 2008, we still are having such a problem maintaining any kind of stability. She is on lithium 300mg am & pm, Abilify 10 mg am,

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Jul 29, 2018

bipolar 14 yr old son

I am the mother of an almost 14-year-old son who has just been diagnosed with bipolar. We are seeing a counselor who has a doctorate in psychiatry, and

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Jul 29, 2018

How much should we be asking of an 18 year old

We have an 18-year-old daughter who just graduated high school a few weeks ago. She has suffered from depression since middle school but has also hinted

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Jul 29, 2018

Thank you

I just wanted to say how happy I am you had this information on the web. My daughter is 16 and was diagnosed bipolar and OCD nov 2010. Every day is

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Jul 29, 2018

H.S. Senior daughter with a needy, difficult personality. Medication suggestions?

Hi, My husband and I have a daughter who is almost 18 and a senior in high school. She has depression, OCD, and her psychiatrist thinks she may be bipolar

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Jul 05, 2018

Kristen's daily anxiety and depression blog

A blog to help with anxiety and depression

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Jul 05, 2018

Socialsupportandchilddepression

Social support decreases child depression

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Jul 04, 2018

Childhood Anxiety Treatment and Child Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Childhood Anxiety treatment and child bipolar disorder and treatment explained by a North Carolina therapist

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Mar 12, 2018

My struggle to love my daughter

My almost nine year old daughter has had anger problems since two years old. She throws tantrums, says bad words, hits and destroys things when she doesn't

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Mar 12, 2018

19 Month Old Refusing Sleep unless Sleeping ON me

My toddler has never been great with sleeping. He grew at a quick rate and was up every hour and a half in the first 12 weeks at night. He also came out

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Feb 21, 2018

Diagnosing my four year old

My child is in DHS state custody for his behavior which they are faulting me for so anything I mention is under looked or not taken seriously. Yesterday

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Feb 21, 2018

Mother of a six year old girl about to start 1st grade showing signs of separation anxiety

My daughter is 6 and is about to start 1st grade. And every summer right before school starts each summer she starts having problems doing anything without

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Feb 20, 2018

adolescent bipolar : Parenting Tips and Information

adolescent bipolar treatment is described

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