Paranoia

by K Sears
(Texas)

Hello, my 10 yr old son was diagnosed with SPD when he was 5-6. He is a sensory seeker and has done really well learning how to control himself. We do heavy work activities and always remind him about being gentle. The problem we are having now is he seems paranoid. Is this common with SPD? He's very sensitive and emotional. He's had issues at school with thinking kids were talking about or laughing at him, when they weren't. He has also thought that at home too, when his dad and I are talking, he will say "I hear you" when we are talking about something totally unrelated to him. It's frustrating because it makes him upset and he gets very dramatic about it.


With the sensory seeking issues, we have learned how to handle them but I can't figure out how to help him with the paranoia. I can tell him all day that no one is talking about him or laughing at him but I don't think it's helping. Anyone have any thoughts? Thanks!

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Dec 30, 2012
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I agree with Janice
by: Anonymous

I know alot of parents dont want to do the medicine thing but our daughter who has SPD and ADHD takes Intuntiv 3 mg in the morn and hydroxize 10 mg at night. Both have helped with her anxiety which we first thought to be paranoia. Ask your dr about this.

Oct 09, 2012
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Paranoia
by: Janice

Our son also has worked his physical piece of SPD (but we still have to do a lot of physical work before we do something that takes patience and calm), but he has a lot of work to do on his emotional side. Like you son he seems to be a bit paranoid. When he falls he thinks that we pushed him or that we did something to case his fall or bump or trip. His teacher can't instruct him at all without him getting defensive and overwhelms.

The good news is that we are trying anxiety medicine, which has turned things around 100%. It is call Intunive and he takes two 30 mg tablets a day (he weights 75 pounds). Which came first, the anxiety or the SPD, we will never know.
All the best,
Janice

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