Hi. My daughter who is 11 has been diagnosed with a full spectrum of (pardon my language) crap. ADHD, ODD, Cyclothymia, Bipolar. She's really pretty much out of control. The littlest things are a battle.
But today I was dealing with one of her outbursts, and was really looking at her and the way she acts. She kept rubbing her shoulders, so I felt of them.. and they were in knots. She talks of feeling worthless, even though everyone around her does nothing but try to lift her up. I finally today, had that little parental lightbulb go on, and I think it may be simply depression. I have no clue how depression exhibits in a child, so am looking for advice/signs, whatever you can give me.
I do have an appt. with her for her pediatrician to get a looksee at her tommorrow to see if he agrees with me.
Anything that anyone can give me would be a great help. I know how supportive this section of the forum is..(I mod for Chronic Pain and Fibro).
Thanks so much