PDD-NOS and extreme agression

Kiesha - posted on 04/28/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I have a seven year old son that has PDD-NOS, anxiety issues and extreme aggression. To me medicines are not working (at least to a point where I can see a difference), the dose amounts are being increased but the aggression is still there. Anything can set him off, not being able to find a crayon he wants, not being able to cut a piece of paper correctly or simply just being told no. His tantrums are draining and I just feel like I'm fighting a losing battle most of the time. When he gets upset he yells and screams the most hurtful words and he throws things at the walls, slams doors or even catapult himself around his room and if his little sister who is 4 years of age tries to comfort him or even just stare at him he will attack her verbally and motion to want to hit her often bringing her to tears. I am at a stress level I think will eventually lead to a nervous breakdown. Does anyone have any suggestions or even a similar situation to mine?

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Jill - posted on 11/02/2013

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Wow, I have a son who is 7 and we are currently going thru the same thing. :( he also has pdd-nos. He had an amazing teacher last year and his aggression really tapered off, thought we had nipped it and he is regressing again and acting out and hitting at school, explodes at home the second we say no. He has a 4 year old brother who he also attacks. I had taken a course last year called the explosive child and it taught me to collaborately solve problems. I think we have slipped alittle with this. Is your sons school very helpful? I know we are currently going to get a school based team together where other professionals get together and listen to the problems with my son and give their expertise? We also had enrolled my son in piano last year (his teacher suggestion) and we did notice the behavior improve alot. He has not been in piano since summer and we are starting him back up. I hope one of these suggestions was helpful. Feels like a rollercoaster.. he gets really good and then spirals down hill.

Kiesha - posted on 05/07/2013

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My heart goes out to you as that was very hard for me to read and not have a reaction to it. Since my writing of that post I have visited a Psychologist with my son and have learned that though he has PDD-NOS, he is very smart and knows how to manipulate situations and people....including me. I'm currently learning techniques to counteract those manipulative ways and though things are not 100% better, I will say that I have noticed some differences in him. He still has his tantrums and aggression issues but my handling of them are better and in turn I am starting to have better turn outs some of the times. It's a day by day thing with him but as you said my babies need me and I cant and will not give up. I pray things get better for you as well and please post anytime you need to....I'm here :)

Kimberlee - posted on 04/30/2013

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I wish I could help you. My son Isaiah is 2 years 3 months old. He has been diagnosed with PDD-nos with Sensory Processing disorder. He is not able to talk. He is very aggressive too. He hits himself, me, his dad and his 1 year old sister and he throws things. It is very frustrating that I can not communicate with him. He can be so loving and so sweet but when something does not go right he goes into this trance that only he himself can get out of. I try to comfort him but nothing I do seems to help. I feel like I am fighting a loosing battle too. They have put him on Tenex but much to my surprise he got worse!!!!! His aggression was worse and more frequent. Sometimes I have to pick up his sister and just let him do what he has to do. He has been hospitalized because of the self harming behaviors. He would bang his head against the wall and floor which caused a baseball size knot on his forehead, 2 black eyes, bloody swollen nose and 2 busted lips. I was horrified to see his beautiful face like that knowing he did it to himself. His dad even took video so that doctors would not think we did it!!!!! His sleeping is getting worse too. He wakes up about every 2 hours with one of his fits that last anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes. I am exhausted every day. I can't leave him with anyone because he just goes off the deep end. I need some relief soon. I need some sleep. Sometimes I tell myself I should just go ahead and have a nervous breakdown so that I can go to the nervous hospital and get some rest!!!!!!!! But I can't do that. My babies need me. I just hope and pray every day that something changes or improves for the better. I will pray for you too. Hang in there!!!

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