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07 Oct 2008

increase in agression level
Dear Dr
My friend who is in the medical industry herself - have according to me an Autistic-tipe child. She will not talk about it or admit that there is anything wrong with this child - they (both parents) will always find an excuse for any of the strange behavior.
This child now 7years old taught himself to read and write by the age of 5 (with a little help from the domestic)(parents always working) But he was still in nappies at 5 years. He is extreamely overdeveloped in some intelectual aereas but compleately unemotional. You will never see him laugh and when you talk to him you must touch him and sometime turn his head towards you to get his attention. He has obsessions with dinosaures and can tel you and spell every dinosaures name available etc. He will sit for 10-20 min repeating the same action (looking at dripping water or turning a globe etc). He started to get , according to me a tick
with blinking constantly and then pulling the shoulders. This is now better (he might be on medication) What worries me is his increasing aggresion level - he sometimes comes to my home with his brother to play with my son -he mostly do his own thing, but if he plays along he will be unhappy with what the othe children do
and a year ago he would have been cross and might slap his brother but lately he gets very aggressive to a piont where I remove him from the game and put him in the bathroom to calm down (he has no problem with that, as it seems to realy help him)-he also hates noise
Can this get worse ?- should I allow him to play or ask his mother not to bring him with. I do feel very sorry for them as there is very little parental interaction. (he has epilepsy now wich Im not suppose to know about)
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childhood diseases
paediatrician

01 Jan 0001

The symptoms you so well describe here are certainly in keeping with the Autism syndrome or a condition called temporal lobe epilepsy. It is in the child's best interests that he be assessed by a paediatric neurologist.You obviously cannot be expected to have to put up with his behaviour which at times seems to be very violent.
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