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Old 09-15-2007, 03:53 PM   #11
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Re: How to get dd help (possible bipolar,ADD,Aspergers,Autism)

If you have a pediatric psychiatrist in the area I would start there. You are worried about some pretty serious things so they will be able to tell you whether or not she is meeting criteria for that. The elimination diet is still a great place to start. If you do go to see a psychiatrist or any doc, try to have a journal with times/frequency of behaviors that you are concerned about. They will want to know how much she is sleeping too, what she is eating, so just start keeping track everyday.

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Old 09-15-2007, 04:00 PM   #12
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Re: How to get dd help (possible bipolar,ADD,Aspergers,Autism)

My ds went through every diagnosis in the book beginning around 3-4 years old. He ended up drugged up and very messed up from them! I'm sorry but I really don't think you can diagnose a 5 year old with bi-polar disoorder and yes, I have been there and done that. Those meds can mess up a child and their organs for the rest of their life
Turns out, DS only had PDD nos and possibly aspergers, but shows no signs of even that now. He's not on any meds anymore, HS'd and doing absolutely wonderful with nothing wrong with him!

ETA: I also cut out all red dyes, extra sugar & sweeteners and it made a HUGE difference too.

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Old 09-15-2007, 04:03 PM   #13
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make an appointment with the pedi. but in the mean time call your local public school and see if they can point in a direction too. the more people involved the better support, services and help you will recieve.
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Old 09-15-2007, 04:21 PM   #14
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Your doc should be able to help you. I don't know what area you're in but here in NC we have a program called Parents as Teachers. Its a non profit organization that serves kids birth through 5. They come to your home once a month and spend an hour with you and your child. They bring age appropriate toys and interact with your child to see if they are on the developmental level they should be at. If they suspect any delays they can make referals to different doc so your child can be seen. The hospital usually tells you about the program when you have your baby. If they didn't tell you about it maybe you can look in the phone book to see if you have one in your area. And don't worry... all the staff are mothers that have at least a four year degree and at least one child that has some delays so they can relate better to you. HTH
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Old 09-16-2007, 01:07 PM   #15
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I agree that you sould start with your pedi and get a refferal from there to a neurologist. All of my son's things come through the school now except the outside speech and OT clinics I bring him too that are paid for through our insurance. You could look into some therapies that way. Good luck!!!
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