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RanMan
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   Posted 12/14/2004 10:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Scott, I read this forum on a daily basis. I usually post on the epilepsy board, same as your wife.
I don't have bipolar but my 18 year old son does(manic depression).

My teenage son (Bryan) is 18yrs old, was diagnosed with manic depression when he was 12. He's been going in and out of phases every season change.
We have been to all kinds of doctors and all kinds of meds have been perscribed but now he seems to be getting worse.
In June 2001,his manic phase peeked.....to the point where he told his boss to f-off, (then he got fired) dropped out of school, beat the crap out of some kid at school so bad that he had to be hosbitalized, and became very violent at home and destructive and threatened and assulted his parents. On top of all this he was also hooked on smoking pot, (normally you don't get addicted to it but since he was stoned all the time, he became dependant on it) not just once in a while but he was always high, even smoked it in his room. He even stole things from the house to sell to get money to support his habit. He stayed up all night most nights.

A lot of kids tend to get very violent or get in trouble with the law, then they're autmatically labeled as a "BAD KID" when it's actually a medical condition that can be controlled with medication,



I totally lost control of him to the point where I felt like a stranger in my own house and sometimes, I was afraid to come home from work.

The police were called and he ended up in the hosp. for the whole month of July so he could be monitored and detoxed.

Now that he's been at home, he's totally gone the other way.
He hasn't been out of the house since Nov. 2002, no social life and what concerns me the most:
1) all he does is sleep all day.....wakes up for a few hours and then goes back to sleep.

2) constantly eating and the weight gain is incredible.

3) Lost interest in everything NO AMBITION AT ALL.

4) Very cruel to the dog.

5) He has become very very very annoying and love to get on peoples nerves (he even has admitted that to doctors) because it's his way of getting attention.

 He seems to have developed Attention Deficite Disorder (ADD) and loses interest in everything.

Everybody is trying to help him but he won't help himself.

Sorry for the long post but I wanted to vent.

Randy (Ontario)

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Post Edited (RanMan) : 12/14/2004 10:58:38 PM (GMT-7)


try2bhappy
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   Posted 12/19/2004 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Replyed on the other thread Randy. You can vent any time.I don't think I stressed on the other tread that wit bot bipolar and epilepsy you and your son need to get at least 8 hrs sleep a night. Scott

sathyan
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   Posted 2/13/2009 10:32 PM (GMT -7)   
though there is no consensus has been achieved for the cure of this symptoms but still the problem could be dealt with more informal, community led methods.
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Post Edited By Moderator (serafena) : 2/14/2009 8:57:31 AM (GMT-7)


serafena
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   Posted 2/14/2009 8:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Sheeba, This thread is 5 years old. There's no need to reply further, just FYI. It was only brought up for the spam.

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