Our 16 year old son has withdrawn completely from life shutting himself in his room playing games and using his laptop continuously - he refused to go to school so has not completed year 11. This has been going on for 6 months - He becomes aggressive when we switch the internet off at night. He stays awake until 2/3am and sleeps until 12/1pm the next day. He has put on an excessive amount of weight and seldom interacts with the family. He breaks things and throws things in the house when we try to get him to come out of his room - he refuses to go to psychologist appointments that we make for him. We have arranged to have him admitted to hospital for mental health assessments, are we doing the right thing? We just want our boy back.
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