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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 8/6/2007 9:43 PM (GMT -7)   
My 8 year old son was recently diagnosed with Early on-set Bipolar Disorder. I am not a huge fan of medicating children but Am at my ropes end with the violence, mood swings , and constant chaos. I was hoping some other parents out there had some stories of hope and reassurement, or at least examples of children bveing put on this medication..

Ellie 1
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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 8/7/2007 6:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't know about children on this med. But this is the only one that I've ever had any success with, and I've been on practically everything. This med has been a godsend for me. It stabilized me after a 10 month long mixed episode when nothing else had worked and our next option was hospitalization. It can have some side effects but I've found them to be a good trade. I can handle a few side effects if it will give me some normalacy in my life.
Good luck to you and your son
Good judgement comes from experience and alot of that comes from bad judgement.
You just have to accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue. 

olivia of course
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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 8/7/2007 9:10 PM (GMT -7)   

I would like to welcome you to the HW family. I hope you find the support you are looking for here.

Again, Welcome!!!
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