“Sticking It Out” with Your Child’s Bipolar Journey

Patience, persistence and getting her own talk therapy helps mom navigate daughter’s seven year journey with bipolar. Michelle* encourages other parents to stay strong and never give up.

Tell us when you first noticed mood changes in your daughter.

Our story began when my child became scared of storms at a young age. After becoming so irrational and anxious about clouds we took her to her pediatrician, who put her on medication for depression — that lasted a week. At one point, I was concerned she had ADHD because she couldn’t sit through a movie, book, or TV show but medication to manage this was also unsuccessful so we were referred to a psychiatrist.

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