The Constant Turmoil Of Parenting A Child With Special Needs
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The Constant Turmoil Of Parenting A Child With Special Needs

The constant turmoil of parenting a child with special needs is difficult to describe. But it is real.  “It feels like our lives are totally out of control. And there is nothing I can do about it,” my husband replied. I looked at my son’s doctor, wondering what she might say. She looked down at…

The Best Treatment Plan For My Child With ADHD and Anxiety Disorder
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The Best Treatment Plan For My Child With ADHD and Anxiety Disorder

When the psychiatrist first gave us the list of diagnoses, I was a little stunned. “You see four different diagnoses here, just in one day’s time?” “Well, yes. Based on his history and everything we have seen, it’s clear. The good news is, now that we know, we can treat these conditions. Let’s make a…

What Parents Of Children With Mental Illness Wish You Knew
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What Parents Of Children With Mental Illness Wish You Knew

When my son was diagnosed with bipolar disorder almost two years ago, there was so much I didn’t know. I knew about manic and depressive states, but had no idea they could be mixed. I knew about cycling, but had never heard of rapid cycling. I knew of medications, but did not know that for…

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Misdiagnosis – When Doctors Don’t Have Answers

The last six months have been a haze of doctors’ offices, medications, meltdowns and unexplained illnesses for my youngest son. He has received several different, significant diagnoses in this time frame. He has been treated according to the standard protocol for each of these diagnoses. Nothing has worked. As a result, after a very serious…