I want tobe happy, and I want my children to be happy. I have just informed state owned mental health care to tell the school district the belt is not the answer. In a psychoeducation session, I asked the psychiatrist what was the difference between borderline and bipolar -- and she said they were simply different points on a spectrum. It's how we progress and in turn help others. While general practitioners are wonderful for many health issues, consulting with a psychiatrist or other mental health expert is best in this situation.
It's not like this is the first time he's done this. Not a year later I had then officially been diagnosed with both generalized and social anxiety and depression. To say that autistic individuals cannot interpret emotions either internally or externally is not accurate because I've seen it in my own autistic child. He was also remarkably able to imitate people. I just want to be normal. All of the above being said, I do feel sorry for those who do have bipolar and bpd at the same time. I was diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder in 1997 after I had my second hypomanic episode.
These episodes always feel like miracles and lead to my thinking I have answers to all of life's problems and am the second coming of Jesus, which I understand is similar to a thought disorder that people with schizophrenia have. If that doesnt work, then I will move on. She said that it is an old drug. In two of them, bipolarity appeared clearly only during antidepressant treatment. Luckily, both live over 400 miles away. He acts irrational and out of control.
I visit the child neurologist next week. Otherwise I would not have been able to accomplish anything while not taking any medication for 5+ years now and I did and have a good, quite normal life. It seems as though her bpd actually stabilizes her bipolar I disorder and allows her to remain in a very negative pattern. As a teen I was wild, did many silly things and had a sex drive like no other, apart from being wild, its like most of what I was like as a teen is back, 14 years later. We are getting in fights on a daily basis because he is refusing to work on any of his problems. By the third dose, I had swollen lips and tongue, waves of disorienting physical sensations, itching red eyes, rhinitis and sinusitis.
Asperger's kids can have emotional dysregulation too; but emotional dysregulation just means difficulty coping with strong emotions. Nothing is sacred, small talk is a waste of breath, no humor is too dark, and nobody else is responsible for our emotions but ourselves. I've never been on medication or had close family members involved with it. My daughter is almost 11 and in her first year of middle school. At 18 started antidepressants tried far too many up to 23 still not seen by mental health. It was gutsy and from the heart. But yeah if this helps just know youre always vunerable to letting his wedge back in to your life and youll think everythings back how it should have been before he went all fuck wit on you and it will feel like that for a time.
You'll see what I'm talking about the first time a child rages in front of you or tells you he wants to die. That the abuser can change. I would love to hear from others of you who have children with the dual diagnosis of Bipolar and Autism especially if they also have Down Syndrome. I too was diagnosed as having bipolar 2, but found out on my own that I am an Aspie. Ask him if he would be willing to live separate for awhile and take some classes on parenting, I believe somehow you could get it funded through the state or call a place and see if they would do it pro bono just because of his Aspergers and you are scared he may inadvertently hurt them. Psychiatric family history and neurological disease in autistic spectrum disorders. Following this I made the decision that I wanted my children to have a more stable home environment.
I am a very fortunate bipolar person who had a sheltered life and a very supportive family. However, this last drug seemed to be less effective. The converse is true for neurodiverse parents of neurotypical children My husband is the best father any daughter ever had. Well it sounds like you've made your decision to try and work things out with him. Hi, I too have a son with a dual diagnosis of autism and bipolar. I hide in here on a daily basis which has been for the most of last year and is now bleeding over into 2015.
I have some of your symptoms but I know you don't have my pd mixture. I asked for a second opinion and was told I definitely have bipolar affective disorder, yet I have had no symptoms of it for 21 years. But in my case I am the first one, at least in my immediate family, to have my genetic syndrome confimed by karyotyping. My boyfriend and I are young. A person is diagnosed based on the signs and symptoms he or she has rather than the results of a specific laboratory or other type of test.
They often have an inflated and arrogant view of themselves, and are described as excessively opinionated and cocky. Although his global functioning significantly improved, social and emotional interaction, peer relationships, interests and activities remained scanty. It is also not episodic like bipolar disorder that is, occurring in phases with a return to relavtive normalcy in between. For years now he has blamed our problems on me or his family or coworkers. People with borderline pd traits are similar to biopolar disorder.
Good luck to you all. Those ideas give my life artful meaning, support my boy and I and give me daily purpose. I am 38 now and I still have struggles but I am one of the fortune cases of bipolar. Until the junior high school, her school outcomes were good. We look for grandiosity in combination with elation or irritability, plus decreased need for sleep, plus increased energy, plus impulsive risk-taking behavior all in the same interval, before we diagnose a child or teen with mania. I have to limit my interactions with them, esp. I have a 10 yr old son with bipolar and aspergers.