My younger son had another rage attack yesterday. The last one he had was in September. When I got home from work I prepared food for him. He got into a rage why I was being late with the food. He began to curse and kick me. He almost broke the laptop. I slapped him hard several times. He became even more raged and wanted to get out. I was afraid that he would curse loudly in the neighbourhood so I didn't let him out, instead restrained his hands and body. He thrashed violently to get released but I didn't let him go. This went on for almost two hours. My arms ache from all the force I had to exert to keep him restrained. He told me that I want to kill him, that I had a hammer in my hand (which was not true), that I was putting him on fire (it was the warmth of my body). It was as if he became psychotic. His muscles would get rigid periodically, similarly to when he was a baby and would have crying spells during his sleep. When he seemed to calm down I let him go. He later returned and went to sleep. At 2 oclock in the morning he woke up and began to cry and curse me again. Now I have had some doubts that he reacts with anger to infections and sensitive foods. One of the sensitive foods I am suspicious of is egg white. I myself react with anger several hours after consuming it. It causes my muscles to tighten up, brings insomnia and irritability, which last for several days. He used to eat eggs or foods with eggs every day, but not in the last weeks. For some time he consumed almost only crepes, which have egg white. Or at times he would eat two eggs daily and than stop abruptly. I do this kind of behavior (eat a lot of something and then stop) with mood altering foods. He was very peaceful during the last weeks when he didn't consume eggs. But yesterday my mother told me that he ate 2 eggs. I thought "Let's see if he has an angry outburst". Lo an behold, it came. He is also consuming a lot of meat products with glutamate. Daily. I am reading that monosodium glutamate is excitatory. On the other hand, egg white causes a release of histamine and there is something called "mast cell rage" (mast cells release histamine). So my plan now is to stop the eggs, the glutamate and to give him magnesium and vitamin C. But he hates me now and does not want to cooperate. From my personal experience with mood altering foods, I often return back to consuming them, even get addicted to them, as if my body wants to be inflamed and sabotages efforts to be healthy. I am afraid that this will also will happen to my son As for what to do when the rage happens again, I plan to not slap him at all (it was a mistake by my part), and ask him to take magnesium, or vitamin C, or any medicine the doctor will advise. I don't want to give him psychiatric medications, at least not yet.