I was recently told by a psychiatrist that my son may have austim spectrum disorder. He suffers from vivid bloody gruesome..... HORRIBLE nightmares about 4 times a week. He also chews constantly on his shirts, ruining most of them the first time he wears them. He does seem to get stressed easily, and its hard to get him to untangle his thoughts and think more clearly.
He is also excessively smart. He has taught himself how tor read, add and subtract. He loves to learn, play video games and play with his action figures.
Could he have austism? Are these some of the symptoms of a 5 year old?
If not... then how can I help with his bloody nasty nightmares? and help relieve his stress?