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Posted by: cynthia | 2012/06/03

mood disorder in my son

i think my son is bipolar al tough with something else lftp or something like that. he canget very angry and does stupid things like burn the mother of his childs clothes and other things . he was born with his scull bones without the opening " fontanel"  so on 3 and a half months the operated to speprate the scull so that the brain has space to grow .. their was no brain damage just some pressure on the brain that was rectified with the operation.. sorry i am afrikaans and are struggeling to explain in english.. i would just like to know can this have an impact on is moods did something go wrong their.. they diagnosed him with grandmall epelepsy as n child but as a teenager i took him off the meds

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You don't mention your son's present age. Bipolar Disorder is less likely before the teenage years. I haven't heard of the earlier problem with his skull causing mood disorders, but of course they can arise anyway, and are quite common.
Grand Mal Epilepsy suggests there might have been some degree of brain damage, and it usually doesn't disappear, so if it was properly diagnosed ( which isn't always the case ) then it may still need attention.
When you say that YOU took him off his epilepsy meds as a teenager, this suggests he was not seen and re-assessed by a doctor at that time, or maybe since.
What is really needed is for him to see a good local psychiatrist ( maybe a child psychiatrist if he is a young teenager ) and re-assessed for mood and behaviour disorders and epilepsy. Only with a good, assessment-based diagnosis can you then usefully discuss treatment plans with the shrink

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Posted by: Ina | 2012/06/05

Cynthia, ek dink nie dis ''n wetsoortreding om in Afrikaans te skryf as jy Afrikaanssprekend is nie. Om die waarheid te sê , ek is seker dan sal jy veel beter gehelp kan word, want dan sal jy jou seun se probleem soveel makliker en omvangryker kan verduidelik.

Ek stem saam, sorg dat hy by ''n spesialis uitkom, of ten minste ''n dokter as julle dit nie kan bekostig nie. Dié  soort probleem kan nie uit die huis se noodhulpkissie opgelos word nie en ander mense kan dit nie diagnoseer sonder om jou seun deeglik te ondersoek nie. Hulp sal hy egter moet kry, voodat sy buie dalk eendag handuitruk en hy erger dinge doen as om sy kind se ma se klere te brand.

Voorspoed hiermee en skryf gerus as jy sommer net onderskraging nodig het.

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Posted by: cybershrink | 2012/06/03

You don't mention your son's present age. Bipolar Disorder is less likely before the teenage years. I haven't heard of the earlier problem with his skull causing mood disorders, but of course they can arise anyway, and are quite common.
Grand Mal Epilepsy suggests there might have been some degree of brain damage, and it usually doesn't disappear, so if it was properly diagnosed ( which isn't always the case ) then it may still need attention.
When you say that YOU took him off his epilepsy meds as a teenager, this suggests he was not seen and re-assessed by a doctor at that time, or maybe since.
What is really needed is for him to see a good local psychiatrist ( maybe a child psychiatrist if he is a young teenager ) and re-assessed for mood and behaviour disorders and epilepsy. Only with a good, assessment-based diagnosis can you then usefully discuss treatment plans with the shrink

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