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Broken Nights and Lost Days: Inside World of Severe Autism

On February 1, 2009, Jamie, who has a history of health issues, began showing new patterns of severe self-injury and seizures. Despite switching from Depakote to Lamictal and using Diazepam for seizure control, his behavior remained erratic, and his health deteriorated, losing 25 pounds. Medical investigations, including a CT scan and an endoscopy, were inconclusive. Years of various psychotropic medications were ineffective, and his tendency towards self-injury persisted despite restraints. His condition suggests a deeper medical issue that requires further investigation to uncover the underlying cause. Continue reading

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Behavioral emergencies in autism

Emergency intervention on autistic boy refusing to leave volvo during self injurious meltdown. Biting. Punching head. Wrestling helmet used to protect ear that was just surgically repaired after a self inflicted hematoma suffered in...