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Son's reason for behavior a concern?
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An_221733 posted:
My son, who is 10, had been diagnosed with Aspergers a couple years ago. We have been trying everything we can think of to help him progress in school and at home but it seems that things are getting worse. His grades have fallen from A's and B's to C's and D's and his behavior has become much more compulsive to the point where we have been visited by police because of his actions in the community. I sat him down and tried to see if I could find out what he is going through. He described to me that he gets really bad urges to do things he knows is not right or appropriate. What scares me more than his urges is what he said next. He said that when he gets the urges he gets a headache which he calls "beepers" that pulsates in the back of his head. He then went on to say that the only way to make the "beepers" stop is to either finish whatever compulsion he is having or to talk to someone to diffuse the situation. Could this be OCD rearing up as a symptom of his Aspergers or is it something else. We are currently going to a Therapist for him and have him on a couple different meds. Any insight is greatly appreciated.
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momuv4girls responded:
Hi,

I highly, highly recommend your son see a specialist. A child psychiatrist, or a neurologist or a behaviorist type of specialists.

The medications he is on could be fueling this type of thinking/behavior.

Aspergers is a spectrum disorder, so it is possible he has multiple issues going on - - again, a specialist needs to sort out what is what.

My daughter is on meds (for mood disorder), and I know that some meds can cause OCD type symptoms and impair impulse control.
This is when you need to defer to a specialist to sort out what is what.

Take care and keep your chin up, there is help out there.
(((Hugs)))
Kathleen


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