Discussions By Condition: I cannot get a diagnosis.

help-end of my rope

Posted In: I cannot get a diagnosis. 15 Replies
  • Posted By: dakarah
  • April 21, 2008
  • 06:37 PM

My 11 year old son has some serious issues, and I don't know what to do to help him. When he was a baby he did not make eye contact with me for more than a second or two and he did not respond to loud noises, so I had him tested to see if he was deaf. By the time he was a toddler he was angry and agressive. He would bite, kick, etc. We mostly have that behavior stopped except toward his sibblings. He seems to lack empathy and emotion and he has trouble with peer relationships. He only seeks out conversation with me if he wants to tell me about his latest obsession (mortal kombat for over a year now). His teachers describe him as being in his own little world, and my husband always asks me if I dropped him on his head when he was a baby-I didn't! When we go out as a family he always causes a scene and embarasses us-I didn't take him out much when he was little because he would scream and cry in the car, in stores, in unfamiliar situations. He doesn't cry or scream anymore though. Some loud noises make him irate and he rages if he has to stop doing what he is doing, especially if it is unexpected that he would have to stop. He has quirky thing he "has" to do and he has sleep issues. He only eats a few limited food items too. There is much more I could write, but I am afraid I will time out again, so if some has a direction to point me in, I need help to keep my son from being unsuccessful at life! Please, Please, Please help me!!! Thanks

Reply Flag this Discussion

15 Replies:

Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.