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Anybody have children with psychological issues? I have five kids. Two of them have psychological disorders. One is quite severe. My wife and ex both have bi-polar disorder. Can be a challenging illness to live with. I would love to hear any experiences you may have and share some of mine with you.


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Hello South: Like you my husband and I have 5 children! One who suffers seizures and one who was diagnos with Autism....So they said, now we have just gone back to a child Psych specialist, let me just say,,,, By the time we left there I started to question wheather my husband and I were crazy, lol. The Therapist said "Mrs. Hansen, I think your child is Bi-Polar wit Asburgers." WHAT????? There is so much to this child she is a puzzle to me, some days I feel as thoe I am on a times racing the clock to put a puzzle of a million pieces together. I am scared of the kind of life my child will live, I am so lost right now...And my frustration level is through the roof...


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I have a son with autism, and a daughter with bi-polar and schytzophrenia. I understand your frustration. It is a tough thing to get through, and I will be brutally honest, IT IS NOT EASY!!! There is a crapload to deal with and even more to learn. It is a special thing to be trusted with a young life, and it takes a special parent to be trusted with a young life with so many problems. My son with autism is 7 years old and still is in diapers. He cannot speak well and cannot do many things for himself. My daughter has been hospitalized for hearing voices and for self mutilation. It is a hard road.


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My heart goes out to both of you. I saw your mention of Aspergers, Laura, and not being familiar with it, I googled it. The following excerpt might be something of interest to both you and South. Maybe you already know of this, but if not, it might be worth a try.


" .... Temple Grandin, who herself has an autism-spectrum disorder, invented a squeezing machine that she first used on beef-cattle to calm them down. When this device is used on humans, it offers what is called "deep-pressure therapy," for it provides the pressure that some people with autism and Asperger's Syndrome find very relaxing. Others prefer to sleep under heavy blankets."


Link for the article in its entirety:    WikiAnswers - What is Asperger's Syndrome


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Haha, good post car. That would explain my son's need for his blankie!! Most of my kids sleep so covered up, you can hardly find them!


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Might be worth a try, South. Here's a google page with several types of "deep pressure" aids for autism and asperger affected children.


 deep-pressure therapy - Google Search


You might find one that works for your child and gives some much needed relief to him and your family.


all the best, and God Bless you and yours


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