my son has been diagnosed early on in kindergarden with being bipolar, adhd, sad, odd, and ocd. he has been on medicine since then... all different kinds, none ever worked. he is currently on tenex, when he takes it. he stays up all night playing online computer games and sleeps all day. he gets back on track and then looses it again. when he gets angry about the game or anything, he screams and hollars and beats on the wall and something will get broken. he has also been abusive with me, he broke my nose with a rock a few years ago, and spent a week in a mental ward and then my sister took him for five weeks. he was about 8 then. nobody or anything seems to calm him down no matter what we do. he is very attached to me and i also have bipolar 2 and a few other things like chrone's disease that i believe was brought on through all the stress from my son. he has been out of school for a year now because he gets kicked out of school or they want to keep sending him to PASS which is not helping him in anyway. he won't let me home school him because he doesn't listen. my husband wants to send him away... i don't. but i also don't want to be afraid of my own son in a couple of years either... can anybody help, we are at a loss.
He seems to have fits of rage. I don't know how comfortable I feel about your childs doctor if they have been putting him on so many meds at such a young age. He seems to need counseling and physical outlets. I had problems with rage and violent tendencies as a bipolar girl at age 10. My parents bought a punching bag for me. A big one. I stopped breaking plates and started punching my rage out. Encourage gloves though when he is really upset he may prefer to bloody his fist on that bag. Until his hormones calm down I don't know how much help meds will do. But for sure try creative physical exertion, amped up and firm counseling, and maybee a second opinion from another doctor. Don't let one person define your child and don't let your child dictate your life. I am so sorry for your troubles but he needs to use up that energy and keep him buisy buisy buisy buisy till he can't even think of standing. Walks after school, soccer, football, baseball, swimming, boxing, karate, jogging, yoga, pilates, push ups, pull ups, I mean get creative. Use his imagination. Make him feel involved. If he refuses and is rude take out all the TVs buy a punching bag instead of a cable bill and I bet he will eventually hit it. One hit and he will hit it again and again. Direct his schedule so he doesn't sleep in the day. KEEP HIM UP. One nap midday then wake him up with a vengence. Keep him up. Chores, go outside and pic up rocks, dig a hole and fill it back up, run in a circle ten times. Then you can watch TV or play a game. You have so much more power and authority than you think.