Mom-the "soft target"
by Abused mother?
I have a 13 year old son that was diagnosed bipolar in first grade. His father is bipolar, and for 4 years has been struggling with his addictions. We divorced so he is no longer in the home, currently is in a rehab. I am in recovery from alcoholism. Every since he was an infant , my son would pinch, kick, and bite me. Lately (fall)he is being very aggressive and aggitated, Currently he takes zypexa and Adderall (co-morbid ADHD).
Do other mothers get grabbed, pushed and hit by their bipolars. He also calls me some of the most foul names when angry. Nothing seems to work to extinguish the behavior.
Am I just horribly codependent and he's running rough shod over me, or is it common with bipolar tweens?
We do therapy together and he goes to his psychiatrist.
Is he on the wrong meds? We have tried every ADHD med on the market, and every mood stabilizer.
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