what is your opinion on giving kids medicine for mood disorders?

United States
November 14, 2006 2:28pm CST
I am having a debate with my ex husbnad. He has bipolar and I have Add. I think our daughter had a combination of the two disorders. He tihnks i should treat it at home. I think she needs to go to the dr and see what he says. Please tell me what you think. Thank you in advance for your opinions.
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@Jusred (1579)
• United States
17 Nov 06
My opinion is that this should be placed in the hands of a Medical Doctor, or even a Psychologist...2nd, 3rd+ opinions if you are not happy with what is said or diagnosed...Then, the options for medicine, therapy, environment altering behavior changes, different forms of discipline & rewarding, etc, should be discussed with the parents and even the child if he/she is old enough to understand and comprehend. If the parents are unable to make these choices due to unreconcilable reasons, then the next person in 'charge' or Power Of Attorney (POA) should be involved..even a mental health delegate, teacher, counselor, therapist, etc~
• United States
17 Nov 06
Thats a great idea girlll!!!ya should check on what she said if your ex gives you crap..there are always around things..and i really hope that you work things out...take care!!
• United States
19 Nov 06
I already told the dr's office and my lawyer i am ready to go to court if need be. I am going to go by what the dr says is best. i'll update ya when i hear anything:) thanks :)
• India
16 Nov 06
Give ayurvedic medicine
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• United States
19 Nov 06
Thank you for your response
• United States
17 Nov 06
I think that a great question...first off welcome to Mylot!! I hope you enjoy it like so many of us do too!! Now back to our question..I would like to know what kind of symtoms she has? Do you think she is a harm to herself or others? I would deff take her to se your doc if so..And though its true many kids are on medicine especially for adhd..i think kids are getting over diagnosed..but then again,,in your case..it seems that she is going to have alot of trouble..and if it was me i would take my son to the doctor and see what my options were..medication is exactly what she might need,,Hope i was some help and take care!!!
• United States
19 Nov 06
Thank you for your comment. We took her to a dr for an intake and the are going to get back to me this week. Not sure what all is going to happen. She is going to be given a Psychiatric evaluation soon so wish me luck. Thanks again..
@GardenGerty (102495)
• United States
19 Nov 06
I have seen meds do an awful lot of good, but also harm. A prescribing nurse practitioner is good to help with some answers you need. How old is your daughter? How is she doing in school? How does your ex think you should "treat it at home"? Certain things in the home can help or hurt, like regular bedtimes, plenty of sleep, healthy choices in food, and time to play outdoors, even in the cold and heat. I don't think a regular doctor should be the only medical source you contact. What coping skills do you use to succeed, and manage your ADD? Can you teach similar skills to your daughter? Lots of luck. Be the best mom you can be. Be an informed consumer of health care. Do not just go with whatever you are told if you gut says otherwise.
• United States
17 Nov 06
I would have to agree with your husband.It sounds like it should be treated at home. There are so many things you can do besides relying on medidcation. And if it really is'nt bipolar and you give them medicine for it you may be causing more harm than good.