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Old 11-05-2006, 11:33 AM   #1
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Question Duchenne's MD behavior problems

We are having a hard time with our 8 year old son. He has DMD and epilepsy. His behavior has gotten worse and worse with little improvement over the past year. His former teacher was not very helpful and now he has a new teacher. She is a behavior specialist but still having a hard time understanding what roots his behavior. He lashes out at adults and other peoples personal property. What can we do besides empty the contents of our while house to keep him from destroying things? What kind of discipline is appropriate? We are lost and confused with no support in the community. The MDA has been wonderful but at the same time they can only do so much for each family. If anyone has ideas or links to information please let me know.

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Old 11-08-2006, 12:43 PM   #2
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Re: Duchenne's MD behavior problems

People with severe conditions have pent up rage. I care for a person who has DMD and without Prozac he gets mad a lot and shows excessive compulsive disorder. With it he is a nice guy. I can also validate this problem because I recently had an allergic reaction to Levaquin. Because of it I can no longer walk far or pick up anything with out aching and will likely suffer many broken tendons (at 46 years old the drug has deteriorated all my tendons). Before I was a nice guy but now I get mad at anything and will have to start some kind of antidepressant myself. Life sucks when you have a severe condition and rage sits very close to the surface.

Old 03-05-2008, 12:26 AM   #3
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Re: Duchenne's MD behavior problems

my son is 14 and has dmd he is on prozac and he also takes meds for adha, he still will purposly break things and tears thing up if he feels like it, but i think he does it because hes in a wheelchair and thats how he takes out his frustrations. the only punishment i can do to him is take away his video games because thats all hes really into, he dont like going outside or things like that.

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