My son had an appointment with his psychiatrist earlier today. He has been picking at his lips and fingers lately. His thumb he has picked at so much that it is now badly infected. We keep treating it and it's slowly getting better. He also scratches and his himself when he is frustrated. I brought all this up to his doctor today. He just told us that it was part of the autism diagnosis and he would eventually outgrow it. Had anyone dealt with this and know any tricks that might work? It worries me because he picks himself quite often and makes himself bleed. Any advice is much appreciated.
on Jan. 28, 2014 at 9:41 PM