>Met a new psychiatrist for M today. She asked half a dozen questions, then said…
“He has this disorder, this disorder and this disorder. “
Then she said, “has he had this test?”
“Then,” she asked, “how come he has to take all these meds.?”
So beginning Monday we are starting testing. First test EKG. Second test EEG, Third test Genetic, Fourth test Psychological.
She said “we might add a couple of diagnosis, but then we can start treating things in a fashion that makes sense, and provides the best CHANCE for success.” Rather than just throwing different meds at him, we may actually get to the root of the problem, and begin treating that.
She also indicated that if we treat the bipolar first, we can lessen some of the other disorders and begin treating them. Some of the disorders have overlapping indicators, so by treating one, we can begin treating all. Since the bipolar disorder is the most prominent feature we need to treat that one first. None of his current meds treat that disorder.
She named a couple of other disorders that she thinks that he may have.
- Reactive Attachment Disorder.
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
- an anxiety disorder.
- Autism Spectrum Disorder features.
She said that the most important time for a child to begin forming a bond with someone is the month immediately after birth. Since he spent a large part of that first month of his life in the hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, he didn’t have the opportunity to form that bond with anyone. Which, will affect his relationships for the rest of his life.
More when I know it. 🙂
I know not to get my hopes up, but it is so refreshing to hear the doctor not say “let’s change his meds again.”