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What to expect in the long run? 5yr old recently diagnosed

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My son has recently be diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome (he's 5 now) along with Tourettes, OCD, and Trichotillomania. He was put on Guafacine (Tenex) 1mg once daily for the moment, although his neuro doc wanted him to see a psyphiatrist to be put on something stronger.

At the moment he's right on track mentally and for the most part physically (he has loose joints) and the only major problem is when he is around alot of people or people he doesn't know. It's a struggle to get him to take a bath or brush his teeth, something he used to love doing. He also picks at his scalp and arms until they bleed if he's upset. Any tips to help him deal with people or new situations? What should I expect in the long run?
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replied February 3rd, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
He would need psychiatric consultation to adjust his treatment. He would need positive behaviour therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy for stress management, speech therapy and atypical antipsychotic like risperidone.
Such kids have normal life expectancy but the risk of psychiatric disorders is more.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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