Negativity... PDD, mood disorder, ODD?

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Registered: 05-17-2010
Negativity... PDD, mood disorder, ODD?
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Sat, 05-22-2010 - 9:27am

Hello all,


My five year old is SO negative... The psych who eval him even noted that he was pessimistic even to neutral stimuli. He frequently calls things "stupid" or "lame"... "You have the stupidest rules!"


He also frquently gets angry and frustrated with me and tells me I don't understand somthing he's trying to explain and also says things like,


"Do this. Do that. Do this. Do that... That's all you and daddy say! Everyone's just always telling me what to do!"


We are seeking a second opinion on his dx of PDD-NOS and mood disorder. No matter what the label, he HATES being told what to do and can be extremely bossy. We really thought ODD.


Any thoughts??

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Registered: 09-18-2008
Sat, 05-22-2010 - 10:45pm

Sounds so much like my dd. Up until 6 mos ago I couldn't understand why she is so negative all the time and why everything is centered around HER feelings. We have no dx yet, but I've been hanging around here to see if she falls under aspergers/pdd. I feel for you. It is so hard to see these children, who should be loving life and enjoying childhood, be so frustrated and upset. Good luck and I hope the support here helps you!

Nikole
(dd Grace - 6.5 ped dx of ADHD - waiting for eval)