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    Anonymous

    Note: SFTAH transferred this from old data base when site was updated, thus date and name lost, all dates 2006 & 2007 changed during changeover to odd dates.My brother is 15 and has been diagnosed with autism since he was 6, he was also diagnosed with epilepsy a year or so ago with which he has been given some medication which has improved his behaviour but recently we have discovered that he has been having voices in his head (Devils as he calls them) that tell him 'bad things' to do or to say, luckily he has never done anything these 'Devils' has suggested but we are now worried that he may have a form of psychosis as well. Im not sure whether anyone has had the same experiences with there own children or anyone they know, but if you have I would be very gratefull for any input on the matter.

    #5075

    Anonymous

    Hi,

    myself and colleagues have worked with a number of teenagers with ASD or Aspergers Syndrome who experience the same thing – voices in their head.

    As non-autistic people we all think things in our head which we know is just us offloading about a bad day or someone who’s really annoyed us and what we’d like to do with them etc. Although we hear the ‘voice’ in our head we know it’s just us.

    As people with ASD process verbal information etc in a different way and often struggle to understand their own bodies they may sometimes hear this voice in their head as another person.

    Some people with ASD will use ‘violent’ or aggressive language to show when they are very distressed or anxious and maybe aren’t able to find the right words to verbalise this.

    They may too speak this way if it is a topic of intense interest to them. In one case I young man I know used to talk about blood a lot and the different ways he could make it come out of a body. But this was only because he was really fascinated by the way it flowed after seeing his mum have a nose bleed and he enjoyed talking about it.

    That is not to say that there are never any other concerns. Of course there are people with ASD who also suffer from mental health issues etc. So obviously if you are concerned then you should speak to the relevant professionals.

    Don’t know if that’s helped at all.

    Jayne

    #5074

    Anonymous

    Hey Scarletrose1984,

    I met a guy, a friend of a friend, who was a diagnosed schizophrenic (not suggesting that this is your brother’s condition, by the way, that’s just a label, anyway), and he used to hear voices in his head. However, as he stressed to me “they always say NICE things”.

    He is a funny, thoughtful, gentle guy, and might be worth your brother chatting to, if you’re interested. He used to get quite frustrated with people trying to convince him he was a nutter, and was absolutely delighted when I suggested that he mimic his clinicians, having told them that’s what he was going to do!

    ‘Mail me if you’d like me to get his number for you. Always good to talk to someone who can actually share your experience, I find.

    Best regards

    Radagast

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    Originally posted by scarletrose1984
    My brother is 15 and has been diagnosed with autism since he was 6, he was also diagnosed with epilepsy a year or so ago with which he has been given some medication which has improved his behaviour but recently we have discovered that he has been having voices in his head (Devils as he calls them) that tell him 'bad things' to do or to say, luckily he has never done anything these 'Devils' has suggested but we are now worried that he may have a form of psychosis as well. Im not sure whether anyone has had the same experiences with there own children or anyone they know, but if you have I would be very gratefull for any input on the matter.


    #5076

    Anonymous

    Hi huntheres no easy way to put this but before autism was called autism it was called Childhood-onset schizophrenia,it was not until the understood that though these children shared many traits with schitzaphrenia they did not hear voices.Has he been seen for this yet.I know many post here are years old some of them..http://autismandaspergersinthefamily.freeforums.org/index.php

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