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He doesn't have any medical condition other than sinus/allergies etc. He has never had anxiety/depression before. He's been doing well in school although the teacher did call me last week to say he looks forlorn and withdrawn and is not his usual bubbly self.
Two months ago my husband took him and fled the country when I was at work one day. He was running away from a pile of debts -- illegal moneylenders -- none of which the family knew about. He went to Australia and dropped my boy off at my brother's place in Melbourne. We were already booked to go on a holiday there so my boy was none the wiser about why he and dad had taken off a fortnight early. So, i went two weeks later, got him and brought him home. When he was home I explained what his dad had done. I am not sure how much this has got to do with all the episodes but he's been very angry with the dad. My husband has since made arrangements to pay off his debts and is in touch with the kids daily. He is still in Australia. My boy although he talks to the dad admits that he is also very angry with him.
I hope this background helps.
Sorry but i need to confirm one piece of fact. My husband fled the country with my boy. But once he got to my brother's home my brother managed to talk sense into him. He stayed there with my boy till I went there to get him. He is still in my brother's home and is looking to get a new job in a new country to pay up his debts. he calls home to talk to the kids daily. But my boy is still occasionally angry. So could these attacks then still be linked to the events of two months ago?