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    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?





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    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.





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    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.

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    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.





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    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.





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    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 :)





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    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.





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    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?





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    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





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    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?





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    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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    i got 14 and my husband got 36 which explains his behaviour problems,i now look at him with different eyes,where i thought his domination of conversations was bad manners and obsessive discussions of the benefits of cider vinegar and desperately wanting to tell all the males in the county to have a prostate test,constantly taking his blood pressure and discussing why it might be low or high and on and on and on





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    My daughter started showing signs of puberty at the age of 6.5. She started on treatment at the age of 8. She does present with dificult behaviour and can be quite emotional. She has big mood swings and gets very upset with herself. They stopped her treatment at age 10 and she her behaviour worsened they restarted but behaviour has not settled. The school have given her tro 5 day exclusion periods and she is now facing a puil referral unit as they are quite clear they cannot manage. Her consultant is hopeful this will all settle down, but at by then she will have lost a siginificant poertion of her childhood she will be 12 this summer.





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    hi, im 18 years old and ever since i can remember ive struggled with my weight, my whole family struggles with their weight, but im now 17stone 9lbs and 5'5 and its really starting to get me down, the docotor says i need to loose weight but its difficult as everytime i diet i end up getting obsessive and not actually eating at all and if i do i feel guilty and then throw up whatever ive eaten because i get so obsessive about every calorie, ive already become ill with it before and i dont really want to do it again but i cant help it and the doctor wont help me! either that or he doesnt understand! is there anything you could suggest?





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    Yeah, but i am in a 3 year relationship and have many friends...but i have Dyspraxia and Aspergers Syndrome. You can carry on normally in some cases, what ever level your behaviour is normal to you. I am sometimes considered to be totally strange and my behaviour agressive.

    There is a drug free way to treat obsessive compulsive disorder, and this is through a new treatment available in the UK called Visual Coding Displacement Therapy (VCDT). It has cured my skin picking, which I have had for ten years. Search google for VCDT. I attended the nlp coach in Cheshire. Highly recommended. £75 for two hours. I was treated in two sessions. Amazing. No one should let an obsessive compulsive disorder take over their life. Good luck!





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    ASD is Autistic Spectrum Disorder. It can range from being non=verbal to Asperger's Syndrome. Non-co-operative behaviour could just be ordinary teenage behaviour. You could contact the National Autistic Society for more information.

    my son is 4years old, school was the first to mention my son's strange behaviour and there is questions about autism, they've said it could b several years before it gets properly diagnosed, i have pushed in everyway i can possibly think off, i have even visited the dr's with very little effect. If u know of anyway i can get a quicker diagnosis i would be very gratefull as we've already been waiting a year and his behaviour is getting increasingly worse thanks





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    my daughter was diagnosed at 2! early intervention is essential as things need to be put in place a.s.a.p to help him and your family! demand to see a paediatrician for a full developmental check! if that gets you no where ring social services and tell them your not coping! i hope this info helps.my daughter is 6 now and she is fab!!!

    Obsessive compulsive disorder is a type of the anxiety disorder. People with the OCD become preoccupied with whether something could be harmful and dangerous. If you have OCD, you have repeated, upsetting thoughts called obsessions. You do the same thing over and over again to try to make the thoughts go away. Those repeated actions are called the compulsions. http://www.thebrainhealth.com/obsessive-compulsive-disorder.html





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    Well, this explained a lot of things - my brain is a mix, or in my mind, an 'it.' I've never felt very strongly about my gender (female) and I've always been baffled at how other females can like their breasts when most of the time I am completely unaware of mine and when I am aware they are usually frankly a nuisance to me. (And I would rather nobody pay any attention to them whatsoever, really. Though I am indifferent to them now, when I got them at puberty I was very affronted and disgruntled by their unwanted formation.) I am quite pretty from my observations and I look strongly female yet I have never fostered any true instinct in dating. I've always been a little bit tomboyish but a lot of male behaviour baffles me just as much as typical female behaviour! Both of my index fingers were longer than my ring fingers.





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    Hi, look I don't know you at all, but my 17 year old daughter self harms and has been suicidal in the past so your story and all the others break my heart. I think the first thing you need to do is see a doctor about going back on your medication, I think that's really really important. Seeing the psychologist and psychiatrist is also very important. One thing on it's own will not help but the right medication, professional help and support from loved ones can. You can never control how other people treat you, but you can control how you deal with it or how you let it affect you. I know that's easier said than done, but if you can learn to not 'own' other people's words and behaviour towards you, and realise that this behaviour is not a reflection on YOU, it's a reflection on THEM and the kind of people they are. Please please find the strength and motivation to care about yourself enough to reach out and get the help you need. It is out there. Lean on your parents, they will be there for you xxx

    my son was diginosed when he was 4 years old so he was one of the lucky ones that didnt slip through the net ,he as been on medication since then he is now 7 but appart from handen me a prescripion they dont seem to do anythin else , all the information i know i leaned from books internet an if there is a course etc i will go a long to learn new techinecs to manage his behaviour . i am a sigle mum of three an i find it really hard most of the time to deal with the preasure that come with haven adhd but i just dont see the situation getten any better for me or what else i can do to help us all manage it better , to the lady above i really do no how you feel my little boy started in the same way but the school refarred us to the hospital i have yet to experience the teenages years so can not comment but i do no that medication made a big difference to my sons education , behaviour an sleep pattern i hope for you and your son you get the help you both need .





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    Hi there, this is going to sound really silly but I need some help with mine and my family's weight. I suffer rom Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and anxiety, which I am on tablets for, however I still obsess about diet quite significantly. I just cant seem to get my head round a healthy diet for me and my family. All though we seem healthy enough Im concerned in particular for my children's eating habits in the future. I cannot keep treats as treats. If I have a treat then thats it for that day-the whole day will be unhealthy foods (Obsessive compulsive kicking in),I can easily eat 8 bars of chocolate, cakes, crisps, full fat cola (up to 2litres a day) I cannot control myself. I over compensate on my husbands food- far too big portions, too many snacks, leading him to be obese at 24 stone. But he doesnt care, he loves food, and this doesnt help! I want us all to be a fit and healthy famiy and quit the binge eating aswell. Again Im struggling with the children's diet and whats healthy and not, and combining this with what they will and wont eat :-( It sounds so ridiculous but it bother's me so much, I havent the confidence to ask the doctor about it, he will think im mad!





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    i developed trich a few months ago and it's become very obsessive, so much so that my legs just look awful as they're covered in scabs and red marks. i have no idea why i'm having issues with this because i'm already on anti-depressants and i'm not particularly stressed, what should i do about this? i've thought about seeing my doctor but i'm not sure what they can really do about it.





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    I have trich too but I pulled out alot of my hair to the point where I had to shave it to stop people from knowing. I also picked my arms for years and the whole thing was pretty traumatizing. I am currently in therapy and dealing with it. It had helped me! Although I am on 13, I have learned alot about trichotillomania. There are support groups with people who have the same issues that are great! I have yet to visit one of these support groups but they seem to do a great deal of help for most people dealing with trich. I hope this information has helped you and I hope you overcome this tricholtillomania. Thanks, -Casey

    It appears you do have obsessive compulsive symptoms. Look online at the ocd foundation webpage and you can locate a provider on their site that can help. I have a son with severe odd and he has made huge strides in taking back his life from this ocd monster.

    Im 45 and have had them since I was 8-9, they went for quite a while and now I seem to have them every 3-4 months, hv used ovex so am now on the pripsen will see how that works. It gets you down having it all the time, I'm following strict hygiene this time although am quite obsessive with cleaning and hand washing already, keep fingers crossed.

    Please can you help with the 'shame' of obsessive hoarding, it's a vicious circle , when you have it badly you reject everyone because you don't want them to see the problem and when you become comletely isolated then you become attached to more possesions and can't let go of them... thus the circle continues





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    Yes. This has happened to me many times and once the blockage is gone you are good. I have almost an obsessive compulsion to itch my ears with q-tips and unfortunately I get blocked ears frequently. Only sometimes does it get so bad that I must go to the doctor. Hope this helps.

    skin picking is usually a variation on the theme of ocd (obsessive compulsive disorder) if you're doing it out of habit it can be difficult to stop - its worth going to see your doctor and asking about it, there are therapies and medication that help with ocd. also have a look at tricholtillomania (hair pulling) its a similar thing.

    Not sure if I'm in the right area for my comment but I have a smallish lump underneath the forskin it's like a red pimple I have had a smaller one and popped it and all was well and now it's back but bigger after a long time should I pop again? And what could it be I'm very obsessive about hygiene down there so I am stumped. Please help as I am very nervous about someone other than my missus looking at my privates.





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    Hi my son is 13 and been diagnosed with ASD , I'm notsure what is ASD and what is normal 13yr old behaviour. Help





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    Would like to 'Help', but someone keeps removing my comments from this site. Give us some details as to the behaviours you're referring to. Bear in mind that whether they're ASD behavious or neurotyp teenage behaviours isn't necessarily relevant - everyone's a person with their own individual ways of responding to things.

    ASD is Autistic Spectrum Disorder. It can range from being non=verbal to Asperger's Syndrome. Non-co-operative behaviour could just be ordinary teenage behaviour. You could contact the National Autistic Society for more information.

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