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    Old 07-16-2017, 06:13 AM   #1
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    Do you think my son has a neurological disorder?

    My 13-year old son has been struggling with depression and anxiety for 1 year. He is currently on Luvox ER 150 mg. It is his third antidepressant. Recently, he has begun showing new symptoms: stuttering; slow, slurred speech; laughing while he is upset; and speaking incomprehensible jibberish. He sometimes starts a sentence then stops in the middle, unable to remember what he was saying. We have an appointment with a pediatric neurologist in October -- the soonest appointment we could get. I'm very unhappy to have to wait for three months before getting some answers. Anyone have any idea what is going on? Any advice?

     
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    Old 07-16-2017, 07:41 AM   #2
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    Re: Do you think my son has a neurological disorder?

    I'm so sorry for your worry. What comes to mind when I read the symptoms, and yes, I believe that they are neurological in nature... is pseudo bulbar affect. Look it up online and see if the symptoms jive to you. Best wishes, Dad.

     
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    Re: Do you think my son has a neurological disorder?

    Before considering a Neurological Disorder I would suspect medication side effects. Please get in touch with your son's prescribing Dr. about the symptoms your son is having and your concerns. I would hope your son's medication is being handled by a Psychiatrist.

     
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