Carrie - posted on 02/07/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
my name is Carrie. I am not a step mom but a bio mom of a child who is showing signs of schizophrenia. I am a single mom of 4 children. Alex is my 9 year old who is now in a residential facility. He has done three stints in peds psyche units. The first time was when he was 6. He threw a screwdriver at his brothers head and cut it open. He told the drs that the voices in his head told him to kill his brother. By the time he was 8 he was seeing figures in corners, coming out of the walls and hearing voices coming out of tvs that were turned off. To now at the age of nine he now says everyone is lying about him and no one loves him. He was placed in a residential program because he rages and it takes 3 or 4 adults to restrain him. He has broken myh nose in these rages as well as pushed his 5 yr old sister down the stairs and threatened to kill his brother again. We have had just about every diagnosis. At 6 it was psychosis NOS. Then it was ODD, ADHD (meds made rages worse), Pervasive dev disorder, and bi-polar. we have an appt the end of feb with a neuro psyche to rule out early onset schizophrenia. any help would be appreciated. thanks.