Our expert says:
Thanks for the feedback, J, and things are now sounding much more hopeful. Sounds like a good and helpful psychiatrist. When most of us trained, we were told that Bipolar disorder NEVER occurred in children. Now it is gradually becoming clear that it DOES, and more often than was thought, and maybe some cases are misdiagnosed as ADD. Your psychiatrist is wise to take some time to decide on this, and to have further tests done, to be more sure. Epilim is useful in being one of the relatively few drugs where we can meaningfully measure blood levels, so as to ensure that there is enough to be useful, and not enough to cause significant side-effects.
Don't worry about words like prognosis, as outlook, etc., do as well --- and she'll want the further information, presumably, before feeling confident of being able to give good advice on this issue.
And as for the ulcer, well, now we know where you were storing all the anxiety ! it's interesting how sometimes emotions relating to stress which are not expressed in open emotions and words, express themselvves in physical symptoms and ailments.
Do keep us in the picture about the further progress I confidently expect.
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