In our situation we finally had to see a psychiatrist because his mood swings got so out of control.
He has been "unofficially" diagnosed with bipolar. We are in the middle of finding the right med to help Mason deal with his mood swings.
It was very hard to tell if it could be a sensory issue with Mason, or something he was trying to communicate...but as we got better at reading the signs of his problems we noticed that there are many times when these mood swings are happening without any reasoning. That is when we were recommended to the psych. It is a very slow process, but we are making some progress.
Good luck, but if you aren't getting any help from sensory, or even picture schedules, etc, I might recommend seeing a psychiatrist.Totally! He has some serioius meltdowns and the screaming at a high pitch sure can break your eardrums.Thanks for all of your entries. Yes one on one helps out. I try to regulate his day as much as possible but getting him out of the house helps out and there are days were we do not need it and others when it is needed in a big way. Quiet time is something that I need to look into however, if I put him in his room to read he cries and cries until I come get him. (even after 20 minutes...)
|when my child was about that age, she would have fits. We would do brush therapy on her. Google it or have your OT show you and he/she should have info on it. Autism does fall under schizophrenia and a schizo trait is starring up. I hate the drugs. If kids need them, then they need them, but always try alternative therapies first. Brush therapy, hippotherapy(with animals, horses is exspecially good, the gait of the horse is very stimulating).|
My older son used brush therapy. It works very well. However, Carter freaks out when we tried it on him. He has a huge tactile issue. He only likes deep pressure. In the morning we have to rough house with him and that helps. Carter is very hard to figure out. Everyday is a puzzle. He is am emotional roller coaster. We bought a trampolin this weekend and he loves it. He throws himself onto it Finnally a purchase that paid off!My son was a mess between the ages of 2.5 and 3. It was probably the worst time in his life, and mine. He woke up in a bad mood and the day never got better. He would tantrum for an hour at a time over the most minute detail (a puzzle piece wouldn't fit, for example). I tried him on Tenex for a month, but it didn't help other than to slow him down a little. Tenex might help your son, but beware that it may cause afternoon naps! My son would wake up from these naps and scream until bedtime. Going to school helped immensely...he learned to self regulate there. My son is very moody. Some days are way worse then others but hes always moody. He cries for no reason or the tiniest reasons. If I ask him what he wants, this or that?, hel tell me then gets upset because he dosnt want that. He gets very happy laughing then all of a sudden hes screaming for everyone to be quiet and hyperventilating. Often hel be laughing and acting really wacky then hel grab onto me and start stimming until he feels better I guess then he runs off and continues being wacky or whatever else hes doing at the moment. He doesnt seem to regulate his emotions very well at all and it really is driving us crazy over here too! I know two other kids on the spectrum who have a lot of mood swings.