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I am a formerly difficult child who was diagnosed with anxiety and ODD and medicated with Prozac at age 5. At the time of my diagnosis in the early 90s, I was in the first wave of very young children treated with Prozac and was used as a case study for the effects of Prozac on young children, in the treatment of ODD and for long-term treatment at higher dosages.
I am a single parent of two grown up boys, both having A.D.H.D. and one having added issues such as autism and mental health problems, anxiety. I need help and advise how to cope any further before I make one of them homeless, as I can not cope and he is making our lives a nightmare?
I am a mother of three adult children and grandma to five loveable grandkids. My son is bipolar mixed. He has come a long way. And I'm thankful. My youngest daughter has several mental health issues, one I'm sure is a Borderline (BPD). Because doctors don't live with her, they seem to miss this diagnosis.
I can emphasize with your situation with your daughter. Part of my daughters Borderline (BPD) is the ability to be incredibly charming, manipulating many a “ professional “ to overlooking Borderline (BPD). The seriousness of her mental illness was not seen by providers until we had a team of in home therapist & mentor.The unfortunate reality is my daughter did not improve and she / we struggle to this day dealing with her Borderline (BPD).
Raising my 7 year old grandson who was a neonatal abstinence baby now diagnosed with ADHD and mood dysregulation disorder. This is the hardest thing I've ever done but my love for him keeps me going
the trick is not to give up, even if those around you do. And don't really understand the reason why he is like the way he is. You know that he can't help most of the way he is, he was born that way - just take a little more time and patience to deal with some situations.
Tired of jumping through hoops!
I need help on how to let go of my adult daughter who has made it her mission to make me jump through hoops for the past 10 years. I am so tired and worn down and refuse to do it anymore.
If your a believer in Christ and answered prayers, Pray and give her to God, I did this with my daughter, and I no longer hurt but have sympathy for her now. I see the hurt and pain of our non communication in her face. I just pray for her daily now..
Had hoped he was doing OK. Now he's demanding financial support, while maintaining 'no contact', but also threatening to return home. How does that work??
I hope this is a private message, as it appears to be. I just wanted to ask if Kay's psychosis (if that's what it is) is drug induced or an actual mental illness? I know when my son was using meth he had such crazy paranoid delusions that it was truly terrifying and heartbreaking to watch. The good news is that once he stopped using all that largely went away.
Me - married, 59. Husband 60, soulmate since age 19.
Easy child 26 (who my son would call the 'Golden Child') is like a sunshiny day to all who know them.
Difficult child son 24, currently cut us off after we called the police to remove him for the second time. Oppositional to his father since age 2. Intelligent and manipulative, possibly Aspie type, likes to threaten suicide and smash nearby objects to make a scene.
I’m so sorry you have been dealing with this for so long. :(
Hi! I’m a Nana, too. Is there a place for grandmothers who don’t have custody but just love and watch their grandchildren?
Courage can't see around corners but goes around them anyway. *Mignon McLaughlin
We are going to Mt. Carmel Natl Park, Tel Megiddo, Tzipori National Park; Mt. Arbel, Ein Gedi, En Avdat, and City of David.
I have 17 y.o. who self medicates with weed, is openly defiant of house rules, and other rules that he doesn't agree with.
JMom, I notice a reference to a book you've written but couldn't find the post where the name of it was mentioned. What is the title?