Although it's unclear why some people suffer from Asperger syndrome and obsessive compulsive disorder at the same time, some physicians believe that AS leads to anxiety or depression, which may or may not worsen over time to include OCD.
While an infection has the potential to clear up with proper care, it is still a good idea to consult a medical professional to make sure the infection does not worsen and create bigger physical problems.
Should nervousness, agitation, irritability, mood instability, or sleeplessness emerge or worsen during treatment with SSRIs, parents should obtain a prompt evaluation by their doctor.
Children and teens with bipolar disorder are at a greater risk for substance abuse than their non-bipolar peers, and substance abuse can worsen or complicate bipolar treatment.
In most cases, you won't need to consult a physician, but if the episodes are leading to dangerous behavior, accompanied by other symptoms, or continue to worsen even after childhood, get in touch with your doctor or a sleep specialist.