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Re: Adderall and PDD

Posted by Anne on July 22, 1999, at 6:37:01

In reply to Re: Adderall and PDD, posted by ginny on July 21, 1999, at 21:29:20

Thanks, Ginny, for the pick-me-up! It is really nice to know that you can survive a child like this.
Mike is a bundle of a lot of different things, that is what makes it so hard to handle him. The drs and therapists only seem to want to focus on one thing at a time while the rest of the stuff is going off the wall! It drives you crazy. I just yesterday went off on our family therapist when she got going on behavior modification by using time out and parks. Mike loves to be in time out, it keeps him away from people and from having to participate. I keep telling them to keep being consistant with keeping him with the group as much as possible.
We have tried every form of modification that has been suggested to us so far and when they don't work after 6 months they are not going to work.
Right now I live in Mississippi but am hoping to move to New York after I graduate in December. That is where my family lives and I think it would be a real good idea for all of us, especially myself, to have some family around. I also feel I can get some better care for Mike there compared to here. I will be hard for my 2 other boys at first as this is where their father lives and they won't get to see him as often, but I still feel we can work around that issue and they will benefit also from better schools and better opportunities.
As far as the diagnosis with Mike, I have also been pushing the psychiatrist to answer why they don't see the symptoms of OPP, he fits it to a tee from what I have found on it. But he also fits anti-social personality syndrome, and OCD. He does not conform to the norm of one type of thing. I don't agree with the Hyper part of the diagnosis. If a child can sit with one thing for over 2 hours at a time and not move to do something else, there is no hyperness, to me it is the complete opposite.The autism is a very close call too, he has an older brother who lives with his grandmother, that is autistic, but on a different level.
I am doing better at just accepting the fact that Mike will not be real close to anyone and will keep being withdrawn no matter what we do, but it still gets to me once in awhile. He is just so remote all the time and there is no show of emotions. He does not even feel any remorse for bad behavior or when he physically hurts someone, there is no guilt present. To me, that is the scariest part. It makes you wonder what can happen when he gets older and stronger. Consequence has absolutely no meaning to him. He accepts the consequence but it does not keep him from doing it over and over again.
Anyhow, I will end this book for now! I look forward to your next thread!




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