From Holly22, please post if you have ideas of how to help:
My daughter is 9 and just came back from her 5th stay in the hospital for being suicidal. She was diagnosed with psychosis along with several other things, ie. ADHD, ODD, Bipolar and learning disabilities. Her psychosis was confirmed by 3 different specialists and she was put on medication for it. However the hospital she was just in for a week said that she does not suffer from psychosis and told her that all the voices in her head were just her own thought’s and took her off of all her medication for it. The only medicine they sent her home with is for her ADHD. She now thinks that she is just an evil child who wants to harm people. I know that it’s rare to be diagnosed at her age but how can 1 doctor simply push aside what 3 others have confirmed? Has anyone else gone through this with a child this age and what can I do about it and where can I go to get her the proper care she needs? She had a really bad episode yesterday and was being very destructive and hitting me. I found what was left of her scripts before she went to the hospital. I gave her some last night. She only has enough medicine for 4 more days. Her doctor sees her once a month and that’s when the scripts get filled. I’ve called to make an appointment for her but she can’t get in for another 3 weeks. They will NOT REFILL medicine without seeing her first! I’m terrified that she is going to seriously harm herself or one of us if she is not on her meds. I feel lost and just don’t know where to turn to anymore.