Cause 13 Year Olds Often Talk To Themselves And Hurt Themselves?
Hello, I have a 13 year old daughter. My child often bursts out laughing and speaks to himself incoherently. And from his speaking style, my son looks very happy (unlike him when talking to others) but when I asked him if he was indigo, he just laughed and said no. Also recently, I realized that my son likes to cut himself using a cutter, even with a knife. He injured his right hand and his calf. until there are 3 permanent wounds that can’t go away. What do you think my child got?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. A symptom that your child displays by frequently injuring himself with sharp objects is a sign of a psychiatric emergency or mental illness. This is categorized as an emergency because in this condition, you do not know what he will and can do and how much he will hurt and endanger himself and those around him. We recommend that you take your child to a psychiatrist right away before he does anything he wants.
The symptoms of laughter and talking to yourself also amplify the possibility of mental disorders, but it's not as dangerous as hurting yourself. Psychiatrists need to do an in-depth study in the form of extracting a coherent history from your childhood to be able to find out what possible disorders your child is experiencing, but among the possibilities are:
Schizophrenia Bipolar disorder Delusional or delusional disorders
Once again we strongly emphasize the importance of getting your child to a psychiatrist immediately because of the emergency symptoms he has. Regarding the exact diagnosis and treatment you will get more clearly after the examination by the psychiatrist.
Meanwhile, what you can do is keep everything that he could use to injure himself out of his reach. Cutters, scissors, needles, knives, pencils, pens, glassware and so on. Search her room to see if there are any other sharp objects she's keeping and always make sure there is at least one person with her at all times. We wish your child a speedy recovery.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa