My son is 7 years old and I believe he has bipolar disorder or something like that. He is a very lovable child, but can go from happy to sad to mad in literally seconds. He also isn't fully potty trained. He is scared to death to do #2. He holds it and won't go sit on the toilet. When told to go he bited himself and screams obscenitites. He calls himself stupid and says he hates himself. I reassure him that he is very smart and can do anything he wants to do. He argues with me and says no he isn't and so forth. He had an MRI done a few years ago and they found nothing. He has been put on laxatives for the bowel problem, but nothing. I am starting to think it is more serious. He has very bad emotional problems when it comes to his father. His father is diagnosed with bipolar and rarely sees his children. I have anxiety and depression issues myself. He has been to counseling and was taken out because I didn't like the way she "dealt" with my son. Due to not having good insurance, it is very hard to find good care for him so he can lead a happy, normal life. I really need anyone's insight on this. When I take him to his pediatrician, she recommends me to the place where I won't go and unfortunately it is the only place in town. I live in Illinois so if anyone has any answers or advice, please help me and my son! Thanks!
Published On: March 09, 2010
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