I have a 13 year old son who has A.D.D and Severe Depression. He is on Celexa for the Depression, nothing for the A.D.D. About 2 months ago I noticed a burn on his upper arm, I in turn asked him how he got the burn...He told me him and one of his friends were messing around and was playing with a lighter and his friend stuck the lighter against him and burned him. We discussed it and I told him I better not find another one on him. Yesterday I found another burn on the opposite arm, only this one is a lot deeper and again he said he was messing around with a lighter, only he did it to himself. If there is anyone that can give me some advice on this, please give me some. My first thought is to 302 him to the Psych Center to get a evaluation, but feel if I do it could hurt a up and coming custody battle, but if not it could get worse. If anyone has any ideas please voice them so I can make a decision, and thank you all :)Answer Question
Answer by Decker at 7:41 PM on Aug. 5, 2010
Answer by hsmominky at 7:44 PM on Aug. 5, 2010
Answer by JGRIMMER at 7:44 PM on Aug. 5, 2010
Before you go with the Psych Center maybe try a counselor or therapist. One step at a time. Just make sure whoever you call they understand the urgency of the situation. Sometimes it can take a while to get an appointment but if you tell them that he is hurting himself, they should see him a lot faster.
Answer by Cindy18 at 7:46 PM on Aug. 5, 2010
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Answer by Ash9724 at 1:40 PM on Aug. 6, 2010
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