My 23 year old daughter had, I now realize, Asperger's. Signs were there from infancy, got much worse as she hit puberty and suffered bullying in middle school. I did everything, and I mean everything: lawyers, therapists, psychiatrists, and 24/7 constant love and commitment - but it just got worse. Five suicide attempts between 2008 and March 2011, when she succeeded. There is sometimes a psychosis that accompanies this syndrome. In her case, she was having tactile and auditory hallucinations and would not admit to it. She was resistant to therapy, she did not want to take the anti-psychotic she was on, I lived in a virtual lock/down ward. If a child shows severe depression, self injury, self loathing, etc., s/he needs to be watched very closely. And even then, you can't stop it if that's the choice a person makes. People commit suicide in lock down psychiatric wards. Do you have to worry? You bet. And be careful of SSRIs, my daughter's psychosis emerged because of those drugs, she could not take them. Find a very, very good psychiatrist, have the child tested extensively, and find a very good therapist. God bless you.View Thread
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