Hm. wonder what is going on. I would try ignoring it completely. He's doing a task while he's spacy. why I say this is that my son has sensory integration disorder. He 'loses' himself for a few minutes here and there and it happens most often during a mundane task. Such as getting dressed in the morning. He stares off in space, hand on feet with a shoe in it. I say his name and he is like 'huh?'. He literally spaces out for a couple of minutes. It's frustrating for me because I'm like "GET READY!". Now, this isn't exactly like what you are describing but as they've ruled out seizures--- I go to other neurological things like add/adhd or even a little bit of a mental health break. He's been evaluated by a doctor and things have been ruled out. I guess I'd take him back and say "what's next"? to figure this out. Does he get enough exercise? This is a big thing to a properly running nervous system. Anyway, I know this wasn't helpful and I'm sorry you are so worried. I hope it can get sorted out soon. good luck
Hummm, when is this happening? Only at school? or school and home? What time of day?
And, of course, has anything changed or upset him in the last 3 or 4 weeks?
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Has he been or is he possibly being sexually abused? This sounds like a symptom of D.I.D. dissociative identity disorder... patients often describe remembering certain memories as if a dream or watching from a far. Something to look into for sure. It's always the person you would least expect and kids are usually sworn to secrecy. Multiple times its the father or close family friend that no one would ever expect.
hi, i'm no professional, i'm actually a kid too, 17 now
i've had the exact same thing happen to me as a child, except it used to freak me out in the beginning and i kept crying to my family about it but couldn't really find the words to properly describe what i was feeling and they thought it was a laughing matter
it stopped happening for two years though, and came back when i was in 2nd grade, spinning around with my friends
i totally spaced out and after a few moments that felt like forever i just stopped spinning and snapped out of it and i was like: 'wait what? this isn't a dream, but it feels like one!' and i just looked at my hands and freaked out and started telling my friends nonsense about how this isnt real and i had to go back home quickly and i was so scared my knees started flailing (i dont know if that's the right expression?)
it eventually stopped once i got home and i was telling my grandma about it, she dismissed it as 'you were probably lightheaded from the spinning' but i knew better... that was not lightheadedness!
the next time it happened was when i had a panic attack when i was at the top of a building with no elevators and the lights wouldn't turn on (i have a phobia of stairs, water and used to be afraid of the dark.. so that was 2 out of 3!) and when i had to go back down, i started screaming and crying, my friends and teachers were trying to help me down but i couldn't go
eventually they made me start going and while i was walking, i thought i was going to collapse, my heartbeat was insane, a full blown panic attack! and suddenly, i found myself almost down with only a few more steps to go.. i spaced out in the middle of the process of going down the stairs! that might've been out of shock but it continued happening from time to time and as i grew older it became normal and i was no longer afraid of that feeling, i even managed to purposely do it a few times
i went too much into detail with the story, sorry about that
the point of this post was, i was later on at the age of 13 diagnosed with severe anxiety, and was told that the disassociating was a warning sign of a possible mental disorder. i suffered lots of trauma as a child though, and it came as a result of that. no matter how much my family tried to leave me out of their fights and other dirty business, i was still there and i still knew what was going on. if that was not your case, maybe you should talk to your kid and see if something is bothering him? or visit a psychologist possibly? wish you the best of luck! xoxo
It is possible that this is a "simple partial seizure", which is "When people have simple partial seizures, they are fully awake, alert and able to interact throughout the seizure. Overall, these seizures are brief lasting less than 2 minutes". from - http://www.epilepsy.com/learn/types-seizures/simple-partial-seizures.
Its probably worth checking this out. It could be related to his panic attacks after his accident. Do let us know if you are able to get help with this. It is so scary to have a child go through something like this. Best wishes.
It sounds like he has had a very difficult experience with the accident. Are his panic attaks triggered by memories/reminders of the accident? I agree with other posters that what you are describing sounds like dissociation, which can present as a way of coping with trauma. I am wondering about what support he has had in understanding the accident, feeling safe now and having anxiety validated/normalised. In the first instance I would suggest checking that there are no underlying medical conditions, and then finding a way to support him with anxiety.