Originally Posted by tikkileo
First thank you to all gave their support .
Got results back from the Neurologist.He has PDD-NOS .Semantic-Pragmatic deficit syndrome and has recommended we use prozac in small doses to help with his anxiety (still reading about medication choices) Some of the stuff the Dr said was a big eye opener for us and explained how our son see the world and why he gets so anxious and acts out so much stuff i had never thought of before and makes me feel i let my son down not getting him help.How he sees the everything as a big surprise and it scares him.We never noticed that he never asked Why things happened and because of this we just assumed he knew .Also that he has no concept of time when we say in a minute to him it feels like a long time.That he takes every think literal and to be the truth.So all of us are trying to reeducate so we can communicate with our son in away he understands and provide a surprise free home.But we are unsure how to do this hes in Kindergarten and the school is providing speech and OT to help with his motor skills which are very poor.So again I'm asking for any advise available ,on the use of Prozac with 5 yr olds,Semantic-pragmatic disorder(i had never heard of it before) and where to go next?
a very confused Mom
My child has many of the same issues as you described in your son. What I had done that helped my child understand more clearly about things, was to explain in detail to him. Explaining to him in simple terms so he could understand . This just came easy for me to do. I worked as a teacher of young children, before I found out that my son was on the autistic spectrum.
He also has a huge problem of sense of time, telling time, and unable to go at a normal rate of speed. He makes us late for everything, because he never is ready, even though he knows we have to leave, he is still never ready. the ore we tel him to hurry up, it seems like the slower he becomes. This is so frustrating!! However, I know he is not doing it on purpose .with the lack of understanding of time, or telling time, it is frustrating.
Your child may have some sensory issues going on too. By what you had written. Did the Doctor mention any of this to you? Certain sounds, textures, smells, and touch , can be extremely aggravating to him. It could be some of why he is feeling anxious , or uncomfortable.
Any antidepressants in young children have risks. IMO, I would be very cautious using any of these types of medications in a 5 your old. Their are other medications that can help a child calm down, and feel less anxiety.
Low doses is to be expected because of his age and size . I would not want my 5 yr old on any type of antidepressant though.