Anxiety and ADHD
Touching Private parts and anxiety
Hello, My name is Nicole and I have a 7 year old son named Noah. He was diagnosed with ADHD in October of 2013. We are still working on a correct dosage of medicine and type of medication due to side effects (mostly weight loss)
The thing is that he touches himself regularly. Not just touches himself and moves on but continues to touch himself to the point of being aroused in public while around other kids. One day last year in school he had his pants unzipped and his private part out touching it while there was a girl sitting next to him during circle time. I was so embarassed. While I know he has trouble managing his anxiety it is so hard to not feel embarassed about it.
He also cannot stand for his underwear to be even a drop wet or moist. He can barely get a drop of urine on them (I’m talking a pin drop size) on them and he has to change them.
It seems like he is very unaware of his surrounding because once you make notice of it then he seems to understand that its not appropriate and it should be done in private. We have a code word, “Hands up” if he does it when we are out, he has a fidget ball to squeeze during idle times in school or during long sitting periods.
He sees a counselor for behavior management and psychiatrist as well. I’m just SO frustrated. I don’t know what to do , don’t know whats best, feel like we have tried every behavior chart they make for this type of thing and nothing seems to matter. His counselor and psychiatrist think it may be OCD. He ruled out high functioning autism although I stil think its a possibility. He takes Vyvanse 30mg.
Thank you for listening.
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