Childhood Bipolar Disorder Stories and Questions Submitted by Visitors
Would you be willing to share your experiences or questions about childhood bipolar disorder with others? Ultimately I would like to create a chat room for parents struggling with mood and bipolar disorders in their children, but for now I would like to try this out and see if others find it useful.
Every week I get many emails from people all over the country sharing their stories about how bipolar disorder has affected their family. I also get more questions than I can keep up with!
I read about schools that have failed bipolar children and others that have gone to great lengths to provide help, assistance and equal education for children suffering from this disease.
I read horror stories about medications that have been inappropriately administered or caused serious side effects and difficulties for children. I also hear miraculous stories of medication changing children’s lives for the better! These children had never had an opportunity before to be joyous or happy or have any semblance of a normal childhood until a prescription medicine helped to provide that for them.
People write to tell me about wonderful therapeutic interventions that have helped children and those that have harmed them. I would love to share all of this information with others who are experiencing similar difficulties and can benefit from the knowledge that these stories can equip us with. I believe everyone should have access to that information, and that the more we share with one another the better off we will be in fighting this disease.
Please consider sharing your story or asking your questions below with others who are trying to help children with bipolar disorder.
Have a story about Childhood Bipolar Disorder? Help Us Understand!
Do you have a story to share about your family and child's struggle with bipolar disorder or the treatment that you have received? Please help other families who are experiencing a sense of loneliness and isolation by sharing your story.
What Other Visitors Have Said
Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...
Difficulties with my bipolar daughter
My sister was diagnosed with bipolar. They say it's genetic, does that mean that I can develop it? I'm 32 years old. Do my children have a chance of developing it too?
12 yr old son unable to go to school social anxiety obsessive need to fish/hunt..
Who I was...who I am today...the good the bad the ugly...
Really hard work with no reward
My ADHD/BiPolar grandson I am raising
Trouble with all medicines
Mother of BP Kids
Adolescence with bipolar disorder siking for the right medicine or treatment
Mother of 2 children 1 grandchild and ex wife of bipolar disorder.
My 16 Year Old Son
Hey! This story ends well! Read!
my horror story any tips?
I just found out i was Bi-polar.
Advice needed please ??
Could it be bipolar?
Little girl in the closet
Am I a bipolar teen?
a very temperamental toddler
3.5 year old possibly bipolar?
our 1st visit with doctor says children dont get diagnosed with BP
Questions about bipolar teen
If I could educate you about my bipolar child
Is it ADHD and Bipolar in my grandson who is 3?
Bipolar At 8 yrs... Without "RAGE" Episodes
ADHD or BIpolar , both, neither??
No one believes me
2 Year old Head Banging, Scratching and Anxiety and Depression in Mother
My 3yr old son...autistic and/o bi-polar???
This is new to me
My two year old has made my family's life a nightmare
Connie, mom of bp daughter
family of disorders!
My 3yr old possible bipolar child
Mom-the "soft target"
I Finally have some Help with my Adopted Child.
Toddler in trouble
Confused about diagnosis
Dr Jekyll or Mr Hyde?
Bipolar only at Home with Mom?
worried about my toddler
A Daily Struggle
Schizoaffective Disorder and Foster Care
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