Ann - posted on 05/12/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
My stepson just turned 12 and has been seeing a psychiatrist for months now with no results of his problems. He was diagnosed with ADD, ODD and another I can't remember and is currently taking Ritalin and Risperdal daily for his ADD and his violent outbursts. He has already pushed my daughter in front of a car stating he wanted to hurt her and didn't care if she died, he violently attacked my son for no reason, he has swung his fists at my 1 year old son and my 3 year old neice. He makes up lies about all of us all the time and recently he has started swinging his fists at anyone that touches him. By touching I mean his buddy from school patted him on the shoulder and said hey buddy and his grandmother gave him a hug and he swung at both of them. He has this issue where he licks and picks at his face around his mouth and tears it up to where he gets staff infection frequently. We have taken him to numerous doctors over this and 2 child dermatologist who say there is nothing wrong with his skin, its him doing it himself. Just today I took a big drink of the Koolaid in the fridge and swollowed bleach. There was so much bleach in it that it took away my breath and when I poured it out, there was white thick liquid swirled on the bottom that smelled of pure bleach. He claims he did not do it but he was the one that made the Koolaid and hasn't drank any of it. My other children would have no reason to do this and he is always doing something to "get back at us" for punishing him. His grades are terrible in school, his attitude is awful, he urinates all over the walls and floors of the bathroom because he doesn't want to "hold his badspot" when he goes. What do I do? I am afraid of what he may do next and my husband thinks I am over reacting.