Our expert says:
First;y. guys, please do NOT post cell numbers here. I and other experts are not able to call you, but posting your numbers enables many other nastier folks to call you.
Sometimes, sadly, a youngster might inded suffer from a closter of disorders, but usually the situation is that he has one complex problem, which can look like several others, in different circumstances. When a pregnant woman abuses drugs and / or alcohol, there is a risk of damage to the child, including brain damage. Hypnosis would not help at all, but I can understand how desperate you may have felt. Even if, as is posible, this is primarily an Antisocial Personality Disorder, you are sadly right that there are practically no facilities in SA to deal expertly qith such kids or to help them or their family.
If he does anything criminal, a court could perhaps order him to be compulsorily detainwed, but that's pointless unless there was a suitable facility for him to go to, and the court would be unnecessary with you as parents being able to sign the relevant papers. The problem as you point out is the lack of facilities. A skilled and experienced psycholoigist, if there is one available and willing, could devise a system to try to treach him some of the realities of life, but such work is difficult and not often rewarding.
You dont mention where you live, but though it may not seem as helpful as you wish, there;s probably no way around geting him seen by a specilaist child psychiatrist or psychologist to asess him, and discuss treatment options with them following the assssment
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