My son is 21 years old. He has had behavior problems for the past 15 years. It started as a child not being able to keep his hands to himself (hitting other kids, grabbing their arms, etc). He would not listen to anyone. He then went to stay with his grandparents who had no control over him at all. I thought the change would help but it didn't. He became involved in drugs and got into trouble over and over. I begged him to come home but he wouldn't. He finally had too when a judge sentenced him to probation on the terms he live with me. He is increasingly depressed. He becomes extremely verbally abusive. Has threatened violence but never hit me. He also suffers from severe acne (which came upon suddenly and severe). He is depressed about how he looks (multiple acne scars). He goes into rages and cannot seem to control his anger at all. He has said he feels no emotions. I have begged him to get help. I tried several times when he was younger taking him to different therapists and psychiatrists but no one was able to help; then he would refuse to go. His father has never lived with us and I was unable to control him. He lies constantly. He goes thru a phase where he is responsible, works, makes money, he even got credit cards - only to spend more then he could and now has a lot of bills - which is another cause of his depression,. I feel the only thing left is to have him committed to a psychiatric hospital because if he doesn't get help soon I'm afraid he will either end up dead, in jail or hurting someone. I am at the end of my rope. I worry everytime he goes out the door. He yells at me constantly and won't talk to me without yelling or calling me names. I don't even care what names he calls me, I just want to help him. Can anyone offer advice or opinions? Please.
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