Hello there I am sorry about getting the run around in the emergency room. The treatment they gave you was terrible. It is hard to diagnose someone who has not had a compleate blood work. Please go to a different hospital than the one you went into. YOur insurance must cover a few hospitals. I think you got some pretty bad doctors. I wonder if he had seizures, especially since they run in your family. The symptoms that he was not able to talk scares me. Take him to a hospital and tell the doctor that you know what seizures looked like and it looks like he had seizures. You want him to be tested compleate test. Tell them that his mental state was altered and he was not responsive. Shizophrenia has a late onset and is very unusual in the early teens. Here are some of the symptoms of schizophrenia
Symptoms of schizophrenia are categorized in two ways:
- Positive: reflect an excess or distortion of normal functions, such as delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, and extremely disorganized or catatonic behavior
- Negative: reflect diminished functioning, including limited emotional expression, restricted productivity of thought and speech, as well as a lack of initiating goal-orientated behavior
A myth about schizophrenia is that it involves split personalities. While the term schizophrenia means "split mind," it refers to emotions and thought processes, not personalities.
Another thing that comes to mind is a panick attack. I wonder if your grandson had a seizure that triggered a panick attack
are sudden feelings of terror that strike without warning. These episodes can occur at any time, even during sleep. A person experiencing a panic attack may believe that he or she is having a heart attack or that death is imminent. The fear and terror that a person experiences during a panic attack are not in proportion to the true situation and may be unrelated to what is happening around them. Most people with panic attacks experience several of the following symptoms:
- "Racing" heart
- Feeling weak, faint, or dizzy
- Tingling or numbness in the hands and fingers
- Sense of terror, of impending doom or death
- Feeling sweaty or having chills
- Chest pains
- Breathing difficulties
- Feeling a loss of control
Panic attacks are generally brief, lasting less than ten minutes, although some of the symptoms may persist for a longer time. People who have had one panic attack are at greater risk for having subsequent panic attacks than those who have never experienced a panic attack. When the attacks occur repeatedly, a person is considered to have a condition known as Panic Disorder.
People with panic disorder may be extremely anxious and fearful, since they are unable to predict when the next episode will occur. Panic Disorder is fairly common and affects about 2.4 million people in the U.S., or 1.7% of the population between the ages of 16 and 54. Women are twice as likely as men to develop the condition, and its symptoms usually begin in early adulthood.
It is not clear what causes Panic Disorder. In many people, its symptoms develop in association with major life changes (such as getting married, having a child, starting a first job, etc.) and major lifestyle stressors. There is also some evidence that suggests that the tendency to develop Panic Disorder may run in families. People who suffer from Panic Disorder are also more likely than others to suffer from depression, attempt suicide, or to abuse alcohol or drugs.
Luckily for sufferers of frequent panic attacks, Panic Disorder is a treatable condition. Psychotherapy and medications have both been used, either singly or in combination, for successful treatment of Panic Disorder. If medication is necessary, your doctor may prescribe anti-anxiety medications, antidepressants, or a class of heart medications known as beta blockers to help control the episodes in Panic Disorder.
Did you noticed any changes in your grandson's personality? You want to make sure that your grandson does not have a brain tumor because many of the symptoms can be those of a brain tumor, seizures.
Most teenagers who have anxiety disorders smoke pot to control their anxiety. To my experience the pot does not cause anxiety but it does mask the anxiety.
Please call your grandson's pediatritian and tell him of what happened. He will be able to refer you to a neurologist and he will probably order a head scan. Keep fighting because the health care system is broken and I am glad you are a good advocate for your grandson. I would also suggest that your grandson sees a therapist. Call you insurance and explaine what happened and talk to them about " medical Necessity".