commitment for 12yr old DS today
I have a 12 yr old son who was finally diagnosed with both ADHD and autism this year. He is violent, defiant, and getting stronger. My husband has many health issues which would endanger his life if DS attacks him, so enforcing rules/discipline falls to me. Today, DS attacked me and bit my back. He then started talking about wanting to commit suicide. My husband is with him at the hospital now trying to get an inpatient bed at a hospital for DS. He is on meds ( we have tried many, both singly and in combination), He had an episode of EPS a couple of months ago and his doctor wants to get him off the anti-psychotics. This is increasing the attacks. He is in an all day B-mod program and does fairly well there. When he gets home it is right back to his norm. I don't know what to do. nothing seems to work and my husband and I are afraid of what DS is going to do next.