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August 22nd, 2011, 04:18 PM
Britt3's Avatar Super Mommy
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I just posted a huge long post, but my computer erased it. nice..

Well anyways, I don't have many more minutes to sit here and repost unfortunately, because my son is already in a mood. lol.

After many months of waiting, testing, evaluating, etc.. we received my son's diagnosis today. He was diagnosed with ADHD and two other disorders. My mind was going crazy and I was about to have an emotional breakdown when the doctor was going through everything that I actually forgot what the other two disorders are. They're sending me the paperwork this week though, and I'm sure I can call and get it tomorrow (?)

Anyways, as much as I KNEW it was ADHD, I had hoped the doctor would say that he is fine and I'm just crazy. But no..

He said if it doesn't get better within a year (with meds, etc) they want to re-evaluate him and test him for bipolar or a mood disorder.

They said he tested in the 3rd percentile for communications, (verbal, etc) and that he leveled at what a 1.5 year old would... he'll be three in 2 months.
He said after we start medication (we have to see the psychiatrist, and go from there) then he needs to see a speech therapist to help assist in his speech and communications.

Anyways, I'm sure I'll be around more.. because I certainly need the help and support right now.

Thanks to you all, I'm able to keep going.

11/23/2015 - at 8.5 weeks
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August 29th, 2011, 09:01 AM
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doesn't it feel good to finally have a diagnosis?? as hard as it is to hear.... my oldest also was dx'd with bipolar along with his ADHD and my 9 year old also has ADD and ODD, so it's pretty common to have another diagnosis with the ADD.
what meds did they put him on?

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August 30th, 2011, 07:58 AM
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They haven't put him on any meds yet.. He has to see the psychiatrist first and see what they say. This place said they'll probably start with play therapy.. But what is that? I feel like it's a ten year process just to get my son any help. The first appointment with the psychiatrist, my son doesn't even go... But he's been to this group of doctors.. So why do i feel like they're jerking me around? Who do i have to have another consultation before he gets any help..sorry im venting. Im sure they know what they're doing..
They said at the earliest, he may start meds in a few months. Has anyone tried play therapy? Does it help with anything at all?

Btw, he was also diagnosed with ODD, phonologic disorde, and another that just slipped my mind.I'll have to go check his papers.

11/23/2015 - at 8.5 weeks
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September 12th, 2011, 07:50 PM
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I hear you on things being such a long process to get help!! We had to wait over 6 months just to get an OT evaluation, and 3 months for psychiatrist.

My daughter went to play therapy for over a year and got a lot out of it. Basically, the idea is, with children - sitting them down and "talking" about their "issues" like an adult counselor won't be very fruitful. Instead they use play to address things- imagination/role playing etc etc.

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September 14th, 2011, 08:39 PM
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The diagnosis and everything that come's after that can take forever but a few months isn't that bad. My oldest is diagnosed with autism and ADHD, and I am in the process of getting my soon to be adopted daughter screened for ADHD (since she was already diagnosed with pFAS and the two often go hand in hand). I've heard good things about play therapy but don't have any experience with it.

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September 16th, 2011, 03:57 PM
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Its good you finally know, and that the doctor is trying to ensure good care for him to make things better. I hope things work out for you, its a hard road dealing with things like that with someone so young.

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