Our son has huge rage issues, defiance, and some other weird stuff, but this summer he did something we had never seen before. We were on a trip and went to get dinner at Denny's. I believe it may have been kind of late (can't remember) The service was pretty bad and they didn't bring any food to us for a VERY long time. Suddenly, our son became extremely agitated - like freaking out - - - as if he didn't get food IMMEDIATELY, he would die. Now my son can be a drama queen (or should I say king?) and so though I'm sure some of his extreme behaviour is due to a medical problem, he is extremely manipulative. Sometimes, he will go into seizure type things (that he can snap out of quickly) - and he usually FREAKS out when he doesn't get something he REALLY wants. So it can be confusing if he is trying to manipulate or what. (by the way, since we met him - he refuses to take no for an answer - - - he will beg and plead and tantrum, thinking that will change our minds (which it doesn't). Anyway - he has done this a few other times since. When he gets the food finally after being very hungry - he gobbles it up like a person who hasn't seen food in weeks - just stuffs it in his mouth very dramatically and sloppily, as if trying to prove a point to us. We are upset about his eating habits. He is terrible at eating breakfast and is a sugar addict. I always find candy wrappers hidden in his room (he's not supposed to have food dyes or high fructose corn syrup). He was having a good period for a while, but after getting his hands on all that Halloween candy, his behaviour become horrific again. He is not overweight at all, on the contrary, he has an athletic build. His food freak out happened again tonight. (I explain more of what happened tonight in another post) And this time, he was looking for sugar. He calmed down after getting something sweet to eat. After he went to bed, I was looked up diabetes symptoms - I haven't noticed excessive thirst or urination (though yes, come to think of it, sometimes he complains about being very thirsty). I need to make an apt for him and he is due for a physical. Anyone experience anything like this? Also, he was munching on a piece of metal earlier - (isn't trying to eat a non food object called pica?) We have been told by the school that sometimes he will pick up a food item (like candy) off the floor and eat it. What the world is going on?