DS7 hitting himself when he is angry/upset
Jake (DS7) is ADHD, ODD, adjustment disorder and anxiety NOS. He has problems with authority anyway, but he is really struggling in school these past few weeks with his behavior as well as his school work. I'm used to the roller coaster of emotions that he goes through every week. I kind of wonder if he is bipolar. When they done his assessment he was borderline childhood bipolar, but he doesn't have that diagnosis. Anyway, in the past 2-3 weeks when he gets angry or upset about anything he starts hitting himself. He has told me before that he wanted to die, but I never thought that he would start actually hurting himself. It hurts me to see him hurt himself.
He is currently unmedicated due to me having trouble finding a doctor that will do more than just write a prescription and kick us out of his office. I'm at the end of my rope. I have tried everything from talking to him to holding him down to make him stop hitting himself. Generally, he hits himself in the face and head. He now has to wear glasses and I'm terrified that he will hurt himsself worse if he hits his glasses. I told him tonight if he didn't stop I would have to take him to the Pediatric Mental Health Hospital. He said he didn't really care other than I wouldn't be able to stay with him. My heart is broken and I don't know what to do. Please help me Mommas!!!!