Category Archives: Childhood Mental Illness

Drugging Kids Instead of Changing America

I  am the mother of 4 daughters; the grandma of five grandkids, 5 and under; the big sister of 5 younger brothers; the aunt of 11; the great aunt of 8; the oldest of 45 first cousins. I am a … Continue reading

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Early Diagnosis of Childhood Mental Illness

This post was a reaction to another mother blogger who worried that her three year old was autistic, when it appears he just didn’t fit in with his daycare center. Reading parent blogs, I have been taken aback by how … Continue reading

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Early Diagnosis of Childhood Mental Illness

This post was a reaction of another mother blogger who worried that her three year old was autistic, when it appears he just didn’t fit in with his daycare center. Reading parent blogs, I have been taken aback by how … Continue reading

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Diagnosing Children with Bipolar Disorder

I am concerned that gifted, creative children, who march to a different drummer in our regimented society, are being misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder and threatened with a lifetime of dangerous medications and social stigma. Having that dire diagnosis imposed on … Continue reading

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What Is Wrong with My Three Year Old?

I am distressed by how many parents of preschool boys worry that their sons are autistic when their sons’ behavior would never have been considered autistic even ten years ago. The autistic spectrum seems to become ever wider, capturing many … Continue reading

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Diagnosing Children with Bipolar Disorder

I am concerned that gifted, creative children, who march to a different drummer in our regimented society, are being misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder and threatened with a lifetime of dangerous medications and social stigma. Having that dire diagnosis imposed on … Continue reading

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Drugging Kids Instead of Changing America

 I am a psychiatric social worker and children’s and young adult librarian. I  have 5 younger brothers, 4 grown daughters, 4  sons-in-law, 5 grandkids, 4 and under, 11 first cousins, 7 great nieces and nephews,  and 45 Younger first cousins, … Continue reading

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