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My son's misdiagnosis

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  • Posted By: DAWN74
  • September 5, 2010
  • 03:56 PM

My son is currently 10 year old he has been suffering from behavioral problems since kindergarten, he is n ow in fourth grade suppose to be i n fith he repeated second grade.The first diagnosis was in kindrgarten whe n he was 6 years old with add/adhd.In first grade he was suspended from a charted school they also made him only attend half days of school.his roughest time was the afternoon.any way by the spring he attended childerens partial they said he hadadhd with depresson they gave him the generic for prozac after a few months he ended up in a childerens hospital in boston,they told us the truth that depression is bipolar which we didnt know at the time.we were told diagnosong children is tricky.he came uot he was fine for a few years two years ago he went to brattleboro retreat ,they started him on seroquel and his ritilin we were told he had add/adhd with bipolar disorder. recently he was at a nother hospital residentsl stabilation called csu,then sent back to partial to have med reevaluated.they diagnosed him (the same people who diagnosed him the very first time)with PDD a mild form of autism.they took his bipolar meds away left the ritilin.He saw his doctor on wedsnesday i told her all the things that partial said and did she didnt understand why they are still giving him ritalin if he doesnt have adhd?she did state that she felt nick has pdd,but she felt he hasa mixed diagnosis.not just one thing going on.Now after this apparent great partial program took his bipolar he ended having a severe bipolr episode cause thry took his meds away.not over time but over a short two days.i just want to get my kid well.i just wish they would of listened to me i knew when they took his meds away he was goin to emd up at square one.as for pdd my husband asked for the testing years ago he felt our son had autism from the start but the doctors just dismissed . i want to sue they keep using my son as guinea pig. sick of it/insurance doesnt help either.

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