Conditions with symptom: 'obsessive behaviour'
I scored 40 on the test (I'm 18 if it makes any difference), having read more about ASD etc I can definitely see many of the traits in my behaviour. I it worth going to see my gp or should I just carry on as I am?
Where is the test? I would like to do it.
my boyfriend has (hard to control)epilepsy, dyslexia and dyspraxia, i have been looking online for any links between them and autism as his social behaviour is showing autistic tendancies. is this the same for anyone else? He was diagnosed late with these disorders so feel that this may not have been considered by the doctors.
I'm dyspraxic, it was diagnosed when I was 8. In the past I have shown some signs of autism in the fact I have taken on obsessions and preferred doing maths factorisation than talking to people. But the doctor said it was not autism, just that trying to "fit in" was hard so I decided to to try instead found other interests. That is just my experience with Dyspraxia being involved with Autism. But I don't know much about it, sorry. I hope everything works out.
My son is autistic and every professional he has ever seen always refers to or questions to see if there are any other diagnosis as well, most frequently mentioned are: Tourrets syndrome, ADD or ADHD, and I have seen other families dealing with epilepsy at the same time too. My son was "tested" by many doctors and specialists before being diagnosed with autism. Many of the professionals still know nothing about it unless they have worked directly with it in their career. Some adults around me have never been diagnosed even now but know for sure they are in the Autism/Asperger's spectrum. That being said, all human beings exhibit "autistic tendancies" so this may not be a good basis for assuming he is autistic. Good luck to both of you, and I am grateful you are taking an interest in his well being. Most autistics only become aware that they are by someone else in their life discovering it.
my son has very irregular heart rate all the time i took him too the doctor two years ago when he was seven but they made me feel stupid andsaid it's normal for kids his age. i am constantly worried. i work with children with complex needs and have two other children of my own. none of these childrens hearts sound like his. it happens 24\7 and never beats a normal rythem,he also gets woozy quite often and when he gets ill he is knocked for six. he is nine now and wets the bed every night and has recently developed extreme behaviour and emotional outbursts. please help i'm so worried about him.
hi lorraine i think you should just go back to the doctors but just see a different doctor and just explain you are really worried abt your son you have nothing to lose, you only know yourself if your child isint right and just say you want more tests done, good luck, kelly
I am 18 and have been battling with obsessive grooming which consists of pore and spot squeezing and plucking hairs on my face,chest, shoulders, underarms and legs. I line up any hairs or blackheads on the edges of the mirror (disgusting I know) and I tend to do it more when I'm stressed. I started doing this at 13 and completely understand that what I am doing makes any spots I have worse and reddens my skin, but I can't seem to stop. I have thrown away countless magnifying mirrors and even tried to smash them because I feel so drawn to them. I feel really helpless now and am angry at myself for not being able to control this. I am a medical student yet I can't bear to go to my GP or even tell my mother. Today I had a moment of weakness and wasted an hour squeezing my face, afterwards I felt awful and googled it to see if anyone did the same. Some people had mentioned OCD which is why I'm here. I was just wondering if this is a real problem, if anyone else has it and if i should seek some help over it. Thanks.
I have exactly the same thing! I just posted my question here (under Holly) even the lining them up on the mirror! I'm 17 and it's absolutely awful and revolting, I know! I really wouldn't wish it on ANYBODY but feels nice to know that i'm not the only one. I'm worse with the plucking - the amount of tweezers and needles and scissors that I've snapped and thrown out but I always find a way.. It's destroying me.
I have had the depo provera contraception injection twice and for the last 6 months have been hell, mood swings, very emotional crying most of the time, getting angry with boyfriend and others easy, depressed, emotional roller coaster,hair loss,dry vagina, painfull intercourse, palpatations dizzy spells so lufes a real night mare and im loosing everyone around me is the normal behaviour for the injection as before it i was the happiest person alive now i feel like im going mad. and now i stopped the injection i keep bleeding alot please help :)
Hi the exact same thing has happened to me I've been bleeding heavily everyday for 6 months go to your GP explain its unbearable and that you don't want to get your next injection they should give you some tablets to stop the bleeding and balance out your hormones I'm not sure how old you are but it happens to a lot of people at all ages,they should really explain the practicalities of the injection not just try to stop you getting pregnant anyways hope this helps someone
I think my son may be dyspraxic, the school advised seeing a doctor to have him referred for tests, this was over a year ago. We got a letter about a year ago suing the dept no longer dealt with this and I subsequently saw the doctor who referred him to another dept. I saw the doctor last week and chased it up and this doc said that it wasn't medical so the NHS don't do it any more it beef to go through the school but the school day it goes through doc. What should be my next step? My son is 12 Moore and getting near exams, we are having behaviour problems and if he needs the help, I would like him to have the help. Thank you for any info. We can't afford to test him privately.
Your doctor should transfer him to a specialist. Go back to your doctor & request he is transferred to a specialist to be diagnosed. Keep on at them because there is NO support for adults but there is for children. If your doctor will not listen I would move to a different doctor. It's very important to get diagnosis & help at a young age so I wish both you & your boy the best of luck
Hi my son is 4 years old and since starting nursery when he was 1 we have had nothing but trouble with nursery and schools. my sons behaviour seems to be a huge issue resulting in exclusions at the age of 3. he is very impulsive and seems to act before thinking, he isnt so much hyperactive as he an sit and relax when watching tv. my main concerns are his incapability to play with other childen, he ends up hurting them somehow and his his lack of authority for anyone especially his teachers scares me. he has been to 2 nurserys who could not cope with him and he is now on his second school.. i have fought and fought for my son an managed to gain the help of BLIS and the school pshycologist, but i feel still nothing is being done to help the issues we are facing.
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I am a 19 year old girl, who has been suffering bed wetting all my life. I've been trialled and tested for many different equipments and medication whilst under the child department, I've had the alarm and others, I'm currently on desmopression and they are no longer taking the affect they should be. I've been told I have no problems with my bladder, it's not over-reactive or under-reactive, it's completely normal. The doctor believes that there is no more medication and keeps sending me off with nothing and I come back to him worse the next visit. It's embarrassing and I feel that he won't listen to me and he laughs. It's appalling behaviour coming from a medical professional. I've been told that it's due to my heavy sleeping and being unable to connect my brain to my bladder. Does anyone have any advice?
i Am 16 and im the same as you with the wetting but i have it day and night
hi my son is 7 ive had concerns all his life he was premature born at 28 weeks but very healthy they said he would be behind with his progress but nothing serious but for the last year or so his behaviour has worsened he has no concentration i can say something a 100 time and within seconds it seems like he has forgoten he has violent angrey out burts for miner things he wakes up all threw the night i catch him watching tv and allsorts he doent listen to anything i say it just courses 1 of his out burst and im not 1 of them parnents that gives in for a quiet life i have 2 other children and his behavior is starting to rubb off on my youngest son ive taken him to the doctors on several occaions been on waiting list for 2 year then the other day they sent me a letter saying they dont do refurfals any more and they thinks its best i do a caff report with the school witch my self thing its ridicules as i think he should been seen by a speciallist im at my wits end any advice please
Contact your nearest CAMHS unit (child & adolescent mental health services. My son was diagnosed in may this year & has now been put on medication, I cant tell you its easy but some days are now better than others. I really feel for you but please try to get help because both you, your son & your family will benefit. If you cannot find a camhs unit in your area then contact your health visitor she will be able to help you. Keep your chin up :)
My mother is refusing to eat. She has always been a really fussy eater. She's very tiny in stature, so has always eaten like a child really. She's happy with a piece of toast or a soup but won't even eat these. She rarely eats meat but will eat things like cauli bake etc and she loves cheese. She is cared for by my brother and he's at a loss as to what to do. She has taken to her chair (86) and only gets out of it to go to the loo. She doesn't go to the loo very often because she isn't eating anything hardly. I'm thinking maybe complan but if she refuses to take that too, her system is just going to give up and she'll end up on a drip in hospital. She's refused to go to hospital in the past when she's had pneumonia. This behaviour isn't unusual. She is and always has been the most awkward person you could ever wish to meet. I could write a book but what I'll add is that she is a very manipulative and controlling woman and if she isn't getting what she wants or the attention that she wants, she will sit pulling her face all day or sit with her head in her hands or even with company in the house, she will just fall asleep. She often just won't even speak to my brother or her grandson who both live with her, only to moan and complain about everything. As I said I could go on. How do you help someone like this?
by doing what you think is best. what you're saying is totally common behaviour - its not pleasant, its not nice but its not abnormal. what do her doctors say?
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