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    Tizzy, thanks for sharing.
    It's funny you say about your husband not caring... We ask my sons specialists about this and he says it is a coping mechanism for him. It makes sense. Our son says he doesn't like being the way he is and he "promises to be good" so when he lashes out or gets in trouble he tells us he doesn't care. Apparently it makes it a bit more acceptable in his mind if he "doesn't care" so that he doesn't have to face the facts and implications of his actions. IYKWIM.
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    My uncle was diagnosed with bipolar last year and then put on meds for it. At 40-something he still throws tantrums to not take them but that might just be him. He's very intense with his moods

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    Yeah I'd say it is a coping mechanism. When my dh is in his "can't care" mode other people think he's just rude etc. he tells me he has to think about everything he says before he says it and he spends his whole day running over things in his head.

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    Unfortunately I doubt he will grow out of his "don't care" moods. Sorry to say that... I had a massive one the other day and ended up in a huge fight with my mum. Resulted in me losing access to the car I was borrowing... I'm 23 and my mum still takes things off me... Lol. I would try and get the psych to help you reach him mindfulness, if he has the attention span... Its very much like meditation... When used properly, the person can control how they are feeling... Might help you as well. It teaches acceptance of personal feelings as well. I sit down and try purposefully practice it every day, but it doesn't always help me.

    Hope it gets better, or easier for everyone. Its not a fun thing to deal with... Also, see if you can get some sort of government assistance, such as an aide to help him at school

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    I also struggled during school, It is very hard to deal with a lot of teches as they beleave that the child is being disruptive deliberatley (sp). I found Swimming to one of the best sports to be a part of as it relies upon ones self. I alos had the ablitlty to block the world out whilst training.

    I would look into perhaps sending him to a smaller school where he could recive more one on one time. Also having a meeting with his teaches in regards to his needs and whether they could implement a calm down corner for him to go to when he feels anxious.

    I still have melt downs and I find going and sitting in the shower really helps and also making sure I get enough sleep. When I am notgetting enough sleep I tend to lose the plot a lot quicker. I do hope you can find some strategies that will work for him. It is a every changing thing and as he getsolder his needs will evolve over time.

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    He started 2 hours back at school today and he is enjoying it nd doing well... Very pleased

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