My 3yr old possible bipolar child

by Anonymous
(Indianapolis, IN)

My daughter is 3yrs old and can be as sweet as an angel but within seconds can act as the devil. It's hard trying to go places because I don't know how she is going to act. She seems to be highly irritated and no matter what I do as punishment she doesn't care. She pulls her hair out, destroys whatever is in sight, clenches her teeth together, screams and hits me. At night time she gets energetic and happy and doesn't want to sleep. When she does fall asleep she has night terrors and screams and yells and sometimes sleep walks through the house with tantrums. It is hard to get her up in the morning and most of the time she is a grouch. Everything has to be her way or no way. I have a 5 year old son who never has acted this way. As her mother I know something just isn't right. I took her to her pediatrician and she destroyed the room we were in at the doctors office and kept telling me she hated me. She also stripped all of her clothes off. She seems to do this with every tantrum. Everything bothers her. THe seat belt in the car, her clothes have to be just right, etc. It's just hard because sometimes she can go with friends or family and be so sweet. They say oh nothing is wrong with her. It seems that no one understands. But I am the one who sees all this the most and I know it's not "normal" toddler behavior. I'm so stressed and just don't know what to do. I don't want to have to dope her up on medications but it is impossible to deal with.

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Jun 11, 2011
Sensory Processing Disorder
by: Bobbi

Look up Sensory Processing (or Integration) Disorder. It sounds similar to that!

Apr 25, 2011
bi polar
by: Anonymous

My daughter was almost just like yours. She didnt take her clothes off, but she was so defient. And she could change her mood like a light switch! She is now 10, I was always passing it off as something else. But its now to the point that it is getting more difficult to deal with the older she gets. I took her to see a counsoler last week, and she was diagnosed with bi polar. I was devstated. I still am not sure what to do. But get as much info as possible and take it day to day. It is so hard to deal with the ups an downs. I wish you luck in your journey. There is hope out there. Its not your fault!

Mar 06, 2011
????
by: Anonymous

my daughter is 4 and since i can remember she is exactly the same way!!!! let me know if you find out any more info cuz i have tried have her assessed when she was about 2.5 because she was sooooooo difficult and they said that she had behavioral issues but they could not give a diagnosis!

Mar 03, 2011
autism?
by: Anonymous

Could be autism or aspergers. The sensitivity to clothing and perfectionistic tendencies...those are signs. If your pediatrician cant help, call your county health nurse for guidance on where to get her assessed.

Mar 03, 2011
autism?
by: Anonymous

Could be autism or aspergers. The sensitivity to clothing and perfectionistic tendencies...those are signs. If your pediatrician cant help, call your county health nurse for guidance on where to get her assessed.

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