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    Old 04-08-2002, 03:06 PM   #1
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    Question 24 year old autistic brother digging on walls

    hi everyone. I have a brother that has autism and mild retardation. He has just recently developed a habit of digging at the walls, carpet, and wood. He is destroying his finger nails totally. My parents have tried prozac and other meds. But nothing is working. does anybody know how to help him stop this behavior. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Also does anyone know of any trials of secretain on adult subjects, has it worked for older autism suffers?

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    Old 04-20-2002, 07:25 PM   #2
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    I don't have any suggestions but can share that my 11 year old PDD/NOS with autistic like symptoms also digs and guages his walls by his bead its and anxiety angermanagement thing for him, but our landlord is horrified - I have mounted linolium on the wall and coaxed him to not damage it. He has a very high IQ and can be reasoned with. -meme

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