You might check with a book store or the library and see if you can find a book that your son could relate with. Sometimes just knowing that what you are feeling is OK and to "not" be perfect is perfectly normal. My granddaughter and I read books about a girl named Junie B. They are great because Junie B always seems to walk the line between behavior and emotions and helps show when and how to have a healthy dose of creativity. We love them so much that my 8 year old granddaughter gave me one for Christmas called I'm Not A Criminal. Junie B share the honest thoughts and feelings of the honest and not so honest. It is especially important to find the humor and lightheartedness even when Junie B is contemplating and justifing why it would be good to take something. She just is doing what we all as human do. I realize that you have a son but Junie B is not a girl, she is a typical over creative and energetic child. I wish we would not so much teach our young kids what is wrong or right but rather what is healthy and unhealthy behavior. It just seems less intimidating.

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I will def look into that book. It sounds perfect for him. I will try anything to help him. I know he must be really suffering inside, and I know I could handle it better than I am. I just don't know which direction to go. Thanks for your suggestion :)

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I can tell you I suffered from anxiety my whole life. I am 32 now. I did nothing about it until I was 28 when my world fell apart. It probably is eating away at him as it did me. I never knew what was wrong with me when I was young. Just that I always had stomach aches, always felt extreme empathy for others(still do), would always be asking my mother tough questions about life. But no one ever did anything for me. I am very glad that you are getting your son help. The absolute very best to you both. I am sure things will get better for you both soon! :)

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Thank you missryerye. I really appreciate your input. I knew it was time for help when I broke down crying today. I feel so helpless, and I know he feels the same. I really hope he can get the help he needs. I just want my little boy back. Thanks again :)

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awe! Anytime! Us mommies have to stick together. I have a 14 year old who is going through something of the same thing. It is hard for me to differentiate between hormones or other things that he may be feeling. But after I talked to him about depression, and how that it isn't his fault and he may not even really know what is bothering him, it seemed to take a weight off his shoulders. He is handling things better these days. I know good times are in your future!

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I hope this is a good doctor. It sounds like OCD to keep asking the same things. Best of luck and I think you may need some counseling also.

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Your right about the OCD. He does repeat things to me as well. I'm wondering if some behavioral therapy would help his situation.

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Talk therapy is a place to start.

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