hello, my brother, grew up classified as special- ed and has always been slower. Doctors have never really been able to give an exact diagnosis (such as autism
, Aspergers, etc.) but they have told us that he has a retardation
from not having enough oxygen at birth. He has always been super social (our town calls him the "mayor" because he knows so many people and is always talking). He loves his routines and takes himself to college, work, church, town events, etc. to socialize. Although the past 5 months he has become someone who is hard to recognize..he has completely shut off socially, he talks to himself (smiles and murmurs under his breath or shows frustration and murmurs under his breath), he doesn't care about any of his social routines anymore. We have asked him if he hears voices but he tells us that he is just replaying memories and conversations in his head. His memory has always been unbelievably amazing but now he is so zoned out replaying memories that we can't even talk to him. We are completely confused as to what this is or how to get help.
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that makes your head feel worse or better?
Customer: I noticed my brother acting differently around April but it has been getting worse and worse. If he has any type of alcohol he is 100% worse than to start with and just day dreams / talks to himself
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Psychologist should know?