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Does any of this sound familiar? My son is 14 and...

he gets very irritated over things such as noises when people chew, people giving wrong information, people touching his things. He gets very angry and anxious. He plays with clay to calm his nerves, even the teachers let him play with it during class so he can concentrate.

My son has excellent grades in school in all subjects incl. algebra and English.

He has always been socially behind. He never really had friends in early grades. This last year has been better. He now has a few friends incl. 1 boy he walks home with.

He has trouble answering loudly when asked a question. Sometimes he gets "stuck on stupid" and just stares at you if you are asking him something directly. This is especially true if he feels he's in trouble but this can even happen if somebody has simply asked him his name.

He has not been diagnosed with any disorder. His bio dad has severe OCD. I have him seeing a psychiatrist who is stumped as to a diagnosis too. He is trying him on an anti-psychotic but I don't see a difference in him.

Any ideas? Aspergers? Anything????????? Going ANON because people are rude today!


Asked by Anonymous at 4:29 PM on Nov. 30, 2010 in Kids' Health

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Answers (15)
  • Does the psychiatrist say he does not have aspergers?

    Answer by tootoobusy at 4:32 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • He sounds find to me just gets frustrated eaily and a little shy.. I would just watch him more and he could have OCD with the clay but that isn't a big deal.. As for speaking outloud in class I was always shy and I hated being called on he will grow out of it and the best thing that could be done to help is get him into activities

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:33 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • I haven't asked the pysch about aspergers actually. It's an idea my mom & I have been kicking around for years. Does it sound valid?

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 4:34 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • Does he laugh at inappropriate times?

    Answer by Candi1024 at 4:38 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • No. But he's very reserved with emotions. Never gets very excited. You know like most kids get super crazy hyper for Christmas or Disneyland? He never gets that way.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 4:40 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • That's an autism spectrum disorder for sure

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 4:41 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • Even as a toddler/young child - never got very excited. My mom even thought he was retarded at one point when he was a baby because he was so mellow.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 4:42 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • Who would diagnose him for me butterfly? The psych doesn't seem useful for much except meds.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 4:43 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • Change psychiatrists. You need to ask questions directly. Go to the school counselor. Aspergers can be helped with the proper therepy.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 4:48 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • Maybe switch to a psychologist then? Somebody to discuss therapy as opposed to pills.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 4:49 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

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