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Bipolar at Five?! Not My Little Girl

I didn’t know what was wrong with my little girl until, unbelievably, the doctor said, “Sadie has bipolar disorder.”

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  1. Thank you for sharing your story. Have you also heard of PANDAS or PANS? (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Strep and Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Syndrome) Research indicates that these are encephalitis of the basal ganglia and present as a sudden onset of neurological/psychiatric behaviors that often go misdiagnosed and mistreated. Psychotropics don’t generally help and can even exacerbate the symptoms if they are caused by inflammation in the brain. Stanford PANS clinic, Yale University, Harvard University, and Columbia University are all doing research on this BGE. It’s worth looking into as it is treatable and curable. Wishing your family the best!

  2. Thank you so much for your story.
    This part touched me the most.
    “I don’t want to be on this planet anymore, Mama,” she choked in between sobs. “I think I’d be happier in heaven.”

    I let the book drop to the floor and pulled her close, burying my face in her hair. I tried to soothe her but no matter what I said, or how tightly I held on, it felt like my little girl was slipping away.

    I think that regardless the mental health issue your kid has, it hits the same way when they feel the pain and their difference. So many tears, so many regrets of what i’ve could have done better or do more and so many hopes of the problem to leave our child alone.

    I hope you will find a way that will help your daughter.
    Bless her


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