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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

In Response to a Comment

On this post, Robin commented about Josh's violent behavior a year ago and questioned his rapid cycling early this spring.

Robin, when Josh was violent it turned out to be the result of the anti-psychotic that he was on.  It is one of the side effects.  When he stopped the medication, ALL the violent behavior ended.

When Josh was cycling up and down so quickly, he wasn't on ANY medication at all and hadn't been for 9 months or so.  He was experiencing quite a bit of stress in his life at the time.  This is when he actually sought medical help for the first time and the doctor said he was experiencing hypomanic episodes.

Does that clear it up?

Thanks for the comment