My oldest son is truly in a bad bad place.
He’s a very angry child. We sought help from his therapist and psychiatrist, and finally, after weeks and weeks of fighting we got diagnoses.
He was diagnosed with co-morbid bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, depression, and anxiety.
It finally felt like we were getting somewhere.
Until…. that deep dark place got worse. Now we’re fighting every day to keep him out of inpatient hospital stays.
I walk on eggshells when we talk because I don’t know what is going to upset him. I’ve had a continuous migraine for the past five days because just thinking about him makes my own anxiety sky high.
He’s a good kid and has such a good heart – I just don’t know how to help him.
Does anyone have any ideas? I am all out of ideas myself and I’m mentally worn out..
He’s just so angry and mad at the world.
I just want my happy kid back.
Have you told him exactly what you just told us? My daughter (25) has autism and sometimes just asking her to think about one thing I can do to make things better for her and then following through helps (it can’t be retail therapy). It’s common for people w autism to be depressed and anxious. Don’t be afraid to insist the drs change meds until you see improvement. Abilify has helped a lot for us. In the meantime here’s a hug for you because I know exactly how you feel right now—you’re not alone. Feel free to email me if you want to talk more. Smeyer1118@gmail.com