I have a 5 year old son in a special education kindergarden class. He has been seen by a neurologist, psychiatrist and developmental therapist and they came together and diagnosed him with over 10 different criteria meeting ADHD, Opositional Defiant Disorder, Anxiety, Language Disorder, Aspergers, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Seperation Disorder, Mood Disorder, Borderline Disorder, Multiple Complex Disorder and Psycosis.
To give you a brief summary of his childhood, he has been in and out of 3 different preschools because of his behavior and lack of social skills. His father chose the path not to be in his life (we'll leave it as that), he is in a loving home being raised by myself and his grandparents. He is highly intelligent, but has severe difficulties in his school environment. He is unable to sit, focus, listen and follow orders, usually following his own agenda. He is frequently bored in his classroom and searches for other ways to cure his boredom resulting in destructive behavior to himself and his peers. He will run in and out of the class, crawl or climb on furniture and has been suspended in the past. He has been given a 1:1 paraprofessional but that doesn't help in any way. He is currently waiting to tranfer to yet another school which is much smaller in class size. I am a firm believer in not administering drugs to children but I am seriously considering it. I just got back the Autism / Psychiatric testing yesterday and they listed all the disorders mentioned above with a high recommendation in psychosis. Since my son son has a very vivid imagination and he is in constant playing mode no matter what setting he is in, he talks to his toys and sometimes has conversations with them as well. He has gone around telling everyone that there are monsters and aliens in his house and now all the doctors and therapists think he delusional. I really need some feedback on what I should do, I am seeking a second opinion because I don't feel like he should be given anti-psychotic medication at the age of 5. I really believe that he is just being a kid with an imagination that is just non-stop. I'm also considering that I could be in denial but I would like to give him the treatment he needs without harming him in the long run.
A very confused mother