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    I had some similar symptoms and was diagnosed with depression, social anxiety and OCD. I'm pretty good in a comfortable environment with no stress but as soon as some pressure is applied I fall to sh*t real quick (get very edgy and act a little crazy). I avoided seeing a psychologist and avoided medication as I feared I would pretty much turn into a zombie (not literally) but after being put onto a mild antidepressant and seeing a psychologist my behaviour has improved immensely.

    But yeah, some of your son's symptoms sound to me like social anxiety. Some people will fall in a heap under stressful situations while others will become aggressive. That's probably (well definitely) not the complete answer as social anxiety can stem from other problems but it might be a starting point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BULLYT View Post
    Chop before you go down that route I would go speak to a dietician and see if maybe there were things that could be improved in that department before resorting to medication. I know that sometimes medication is the only way to go but I truly believe that there are kids with "issues" that are caused by the preservatives etc they consume. Sometimes Doctors are to quick to medicate without firstly seeing if there are other factors contributing to the behaviours.

    As you know we had lots of behavioural issues with oldest son a few years ago, his Dads workmates thought he was ADHD due to his hyperactivity and other behaviours, with the help of a councellor and diet changes we were able to gain control of his behaviour. I know it's not a one size fits all problem but there's another idea for you anyway.

    Good luck either way.
    I understand the diet thing helps quiet a bit. Nothing with sugar, most breads are out due to preservatives etc. I believe there has been a lot of success with eliminating certain foods.

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    I have an Autistic child and a Aspergers child, if I can help let me know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemiannic View Post
    I understand the diet thing helps quiet a bit. Nothing with sugar, most breads are out due to preservatives etc. I believe there has been a lot of success with eliminating certain foods.
    I've known a few (half a dozen) parents that have kids diagnosed with all sorts of behavioural problem diseases and labels, and for those it was amazing how much the hcildren changed with a complete and RUTHLESS dietary change.
    So I would have to agree with BT and Bo to consider that option along the way, if you haven't already.

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