Shara - posted on 02/12/2011 ( 14 moms have responded )
I don't know if there is another family who had the exact recipe that led to 2 yrs of pure torture for everyone but I will try to sum this up. My son 11 sees a therapist weekly, school therapist, tutor, meds doctor for hisADHD, mood disorder, anxiety and God only knows what else is down the line. I hate to use meds on my son and at 6 diagnosed ADHD and after every med tried focalin was what worked w/clonodine for sleep. Untill 2008 age 8 they closed his shcool that was the best in town and all his friends redistricted to a seperate school. He at end of 08 2nd grade he was socially and emotionally age appropriate. His adhd completely under control i thought I did it he'll be fine. He wanted to go to school with his friends and told him to try the school he was assigned to for 2 weeks and if he didn't make friends we'd change. He never said anything but i noticed he made no friends even tho I asked he said everything was fine. End of 3rd gr he confessed in a breakdown that he was bullied and tormented by 2 girls. I had them removed from his classes for the rest of elementary school and told him 4th gr to immidiatly tell me when something happend and we'd change schools. I will spare details but by oct that yr he was hospitalized he went from friendly, obidient, outgoing ,trusting and lovey to evil only way i can sum up his behavior. After he came home no public school would touch him. He had to go to a private school specialized for special needs kids where he was tormented and physically harmed. i tried to remove him but was out of my hands at that point.
He is in public school now a very nice one with good programs fab staff and he's still miserable, shut down, angry, and developed oppositional defient disorder. I have lost my son. He is on FOCALIN, RISPIRADOL AND CLONIDINE.Any one have similar situation or child with a personality change and any suggestions as to what worked for you?