I had a response deleted recently because, to me, the situation described screamed "see a medical specialist", even though the question was "how do I tell someone else their parenting is causing a behavioral problem". I understand that medical advice is out of topic for this site (for good reason), but at the same time there needs to be a way to answer "whoah nellie, this raises all kinds of red flags, , see a doctor"
This is kind of tricky for me to answer, but as I was the one who deleted your answer (before posting my own), I should explain.
The question was about how to help a mother recognize that she needed to change her behavior towards her son. Her son had a range of bad behaviors.
Your answer was, in its entirety,
I have known people whose parents were over protective and over caring. The behaviors you describe are not fully consistent with that in my experience. while your mother's actions may have contributed in a small way, I would expect an underlying medical condition based on the behavior described, and seek the opinion of a neurologist
As a moderator, your answer was deleted for 1. failing to answer the question, and 2. giving a medical opinion (someone needs to see a neurologist.) Furthermore, it's not immediately clear whose behavior you're giving this opinion on (Mom's? Brother's?) and on what basis.
It's a bad answer.
As a physician with more than average experience with mental illness (but not neurology, which is quite different), I'm left scratching my head and wondering what in heaven's name you're referring to.
to me, the situation described screamed "see a medical specialist"
May I ask what illness you suspect that is usually diagnosed/treated by a neurologist? I am honestly curious.
If you think the brother or mother can be helped by seeing a psychiatrist, then answer the question asked and throw that in as an aside. But it can't be the entire answer.
If a doctor is needed, we often leave comments to that effect, e.g. "Have you seen a doctor?" or "This might be better handled by a doctor."