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Old 01-03-2010, 04:21 AM   #1
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re : catatonia

I think my son who has Aspergers Syndrome (aged 25) may have catatonia. Though he doesn't show any physical symptoms his behaviour and mood have deteriorated markedly ever since he started on Olanzapine (anti psychotic medication) after developing bipolar syndrome at 19. Whereas he was quite a chatty and sociable child he has now become totally withdrawn, almost mute and impossible to engage with meaningfully. I am really worried and wonder if anyone else has experienced this with their autistic child as they became an adult.

 
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:29 PM   #2
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Re: re : catatonia

First thing I'd try is stopping or changing the meds to see if he starts talking again. With us, always suspect meds first, we react unpredictably to most of them.

 
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:18 PM   #3
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Re: re : catatonia

my son was once on a med that had a very negative change in his personality and he only stayed on it a short time. call your son's dr. and discuss weaning off to a new med to try to bring his old personality back.

i hope you can get some good results!

 
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