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genetic syndromes that include mood disorder

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 29, 2007
  • 08:45 PM

Any advice on searching for genetic syndromes that include mood disorders in children? My son has a several physical anamolies plus learning disorder, low IQ, behavior/mood stability problems that seem too numerous to not be linked. Insurance (if a small town pediatrician disagrees, no insurance coverage to seek out help) fails me and income puts me in a bind (no spare $, but no medicaid either). I wish I knew where to start without a huge checkbook. Diagnosis could mean SSI for a kid who seems unlikely to be able to live on his own and currently too aggressive for me to handle.

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  • I wish I knew myself. My son is 12 and was diagnosed as bipolar, adhd, oppositional defiant disorder mental retardation, his feet are badly pronated where the foot tries to roll over like you are walikng on the side of your foot.He was diagnosed with all this at the age of 5. also pervasive development disorder.He has had genetic testing, the drs agree somethings wrong but nothing has come up/.hes on 6 meds. and it is so aggravating. Sorry I couldnt be any help but just know youre not alone.
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    • February 5, 2007
    • 04:27 PM
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