I have a 5 year old boy that has stumped many counselors and made many psychiatrists make quick if not wrong diagnoses and then change their mind about it later. I was told by the last counselor that evaluated him that she was completely perplexed because he carries symptoms of at least 4 different disorders. He started school last Monday and I received a call 4 days later. I expected the call but hoped that we would at least make it a few more weeks into the school year. They would like me to come in and discuss options for making my son more "comfortable" in a classroom environment. As a mother the only thing I heard was "lets label your son and make this easier for us."
I don't know what to do anymore he is so Jekyll and Hyde that I am at my wits end. He can be the sweetest child that you'll ever meet. He loves ppl and will hug and kiss everyone if they would let him. He's never shown signs of being uncomfortable with touching but he does seem to need to be right in your personal space and have a t least a hand on you at all times. I don't think it's for the Feeling but more for the fact that he truly needs to know someone is there at all times. He tends to become unaware of how he is acting and what he is saying and has absolutely NO self control. Even while sitting at a table he has to be touching something or playing with his hands but other times he can focus with you and carry on lengthy discussions.
He is so emotional that he feels everything to the highest levels. If he's hurt it's the worst pain ever and if you're hurt he's there by your side almost crying with you. But his mood swings are become unbearable.He has been asked to leave to daycares in the past and has even lost friends because of his excessive mood swings. Simple tasks like cleaning up are a 50/50 with him either he's going to help you with a smile on your face or he's going to scream until he's red in the face.
I am fearful that they will push ADHD at this meeting on Tuesday with the school and I am terrified. If anyone has ever been in this situation please help me I could use someone telling me its ok.