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|Tue, 04-25-2006 - 2:05pm|
Well, this is the first time I've ever even been on one of these boards, and my son was diagnosed 4 days ago....! It gave a name to the differences I knew he exhibited, but he's 11 years old and I got used to just calling him "immature". Part of me wouldn't change any of this because that's who he is and who I love, but wish he didn't have to experience the lack of friends. (He had 1, who is moving out of state, since he found out, he won't associate with him anymore). We live in N.O.,and I haven't found another soul on the internet that would be close by, so hoping ya'll can help me understand what we're in for. Can anyone tell me about teen years with this (Asperger's)? Does this have any connection to Depression? My husband's family has had a number of suicides in his family, and I worry about depression with this. Psychiatrist thought son acted more like a 6 or 7 year old, so what's wrong with letting him enjoy things as he wants? Can one Psyciatrist determine in one afternoon that this is the case. (We've been through so many psychologists, counselors, etc. Also, Pediatrician diagnosed ADHD)
As I said, very new to this, very confused, scared, protective, etc. What's next?