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Tue, 10-06-2009 - 1:53pm
We are currently going through the process of seeing a psychiatrist for an evaluation, but my son hasn't been diagnosed with anything yet. My big concern is that he is doing things to upset others to the point that they are very visibly upset and they will start laughing uncontrollably at their pain. He does it to his two y/o brother and I just got a call from the school that he has done it to an autistic boy him his class for the second time! I am so upset and I don't know if this could be part of ADHD or ODD or something much worse...

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In reply to: smarlowe02
Tue, 10-06-2009 - 1:57pm
It could be either, but since he has not been diagnosed yet I would mention it to the Psych. It could be something else entirely also. Alot of kids with Autism spectrum disorders have this issue.

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.

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In reply to: smarlowe02
Wed, 10-07-2009 - 9:39am
My bestfriend's daughter has PDD-NOS (Pervasive Develeopmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified) and displays similar behaviors.