Desire - posted on 05/15/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
We have a family history of mental illness, and now all 3 of my children are following in my mother's footsteps with this disease...how can you tell if its Bi-Polar vs. Schitzophrenia???We really don't know what an accurate diagnosis would be..He has been diagnosed with Auditory processing, sensory integration, intermittent Explosive disorder, Impulse control disorder, short term memory retention of 30 seconds, PTSD,Severe ADHD, Bi-Polar and they think ASD-PDD-NOS....with all of these it is soo very hard controlling behaviors..We have recently found out through testing that he does have a learning disorder...so now we are getting him entitled for an IEP in school. He is in the 4th grade but functioning at a 2nd grade level....He has a family therapist, a play therapist, Occupational therapy once a week, he goes to a day treatment school, and we are starting intensive home therapy as last resort from placing him in a PRTF...a Residential Treatment facility..usually a long term hospital...
My mother was manic depressant, anti-social personality, Paranoid Sctizophrenia,
Impulse control disorder,Multiple personality disorder, with PTSD...all of us kids have the gene...I do not have any of it, but my kids do...at what age can they be diagnosed and how is it possible to show at an early age for sctizophrenia? My son now is hearing voices, and seeing people who are not there...Desire