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Have bipolar disorder, autism, aspergers disease. Want accurate diagnosis

hi,dr grief i am not sure if u can help me.i have a granddaughter [16yrs old] who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder? and a combo of autism and asperg desease,but because of her age drs can t really come up with an accurate diagnosis.we have gone to few dr but she is not getting any better.can u please guide us to the wright direction?.thank u a very concerned grandmother.ina
Asked On : Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Hi there, thanks for asking. It is a good question. In children and adolescents, comorbidity (having more than one diagnosis) is seen frequently. Furthermore, autism and asperger are often diagnosed together and they both are parts of the same spectrum. Many people with autism find mood problem which could be depression or bipolar mood disorder. However, many diagnosis change over time until a person reach 18 years old. Their management is not difficult as well. I wish her a good health.
Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi's  Response
Dec 2014
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It actually depends upon what symptoms she is having presently. In Autism the child is usually poor in language, poor in communication with others, poor social behavior and usually stereotyped repetitive behavior. In more than 50% of such patients Mental Retardation is also seen.
While Aspergers show similar symptoms but usually language development is normal.
Bipolar disorder in children usually present with maniac symptoms. Temper tantrums, anger outbursts, criminal behavior are main symptoms apart from typical symptoms.
But for proper diagnosis please visit your Psychiatrist.

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi
Answered: Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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