Reasons I Give Psychiatric Medication to My Child with DMDD — HealthyPlace

No, it’s not an easy decision to make. It’s heartbreaking to come across similar parent stories as mine. This parent chose a different med path but it just goes to show how each person is different and responds to different meds even if the diagnosis is the same. This is why judging parents for medicating or not medicating their children is wrong.

We don’t fucking know. It’s not our place. Back. Off.

If the child is doing well then the parent has made the right fucking choice for that child.

Controversy surrounds a parent’s decision to give psychiatric medication to their child with DMDD–or any other mental illness. Few question parents who medicate children with diabetes or other potentially life-threatening conditions. Yet they will absolutely question those of us whose children have potentially life-threatening mental illnesses. Parents don’t take this decision lightly, though, and we…

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Expectations and Disorders

I love reading Natasha Tracy’s articles and I am very fond of her blog, the Bipolar Burble Blog. I found it about a year ago. I appreciate how she well she puts to words much of how I feel and how she addresses treatment options as well. If you haven’t visited her blog, I highly recommend it.

Bipolar – It’s Never Going to Be What You Expect It to Be

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Elephant in the Room with Feel Good Inspirational Stories

I know this is a year old Facebook post, but I came across it recently and it got my little hamster wheel turning. I think it still deserves some serious thought and contemplation even now.

Let me explain ableism to you.

Yes the person was kind. I will not in any way argue that. However we ARE ignoring the elephant in the room here. Take the example described in this Facebook post. It could have been used to raise the awareness for the need of increased community integration and in-home care providers. Why was this person ever left alone to beg for help in the first place? No one stopped to raise awareness around that one question. No one ever stopped to even address that. No one tried to take the time to come up with a more permanent and reliable solution for this man.

Isn’t it time we start correcting that?

What is Conduct Disorder?

I’ve been wanting to write about what Conduct Disorder is because that is one of the disorders my youngest son has been diagnosed with. However, I don’t know if my problem finding the words is because I don’t agree with the diagnosis or if the material on this diagnosis is truly lacking. It seems like every where I look, every link I click on is pretty much just a carbon copy of each other. It’s not very helpful. I can’t even seem to find a digital copy of what the DSM-V actually has to say about it. Continue reading “What is Conduct Disorder?”

Too Little, Too Late – Support Groups Can Sometimes Suck

Why is it that certain support groups online (not the same one I’ve talked about before, I’m in many different ones) feel like there are hateful, judgmental, and argumentative people creeping into it all the time? I suppose this is the nature of stress and parental guilt that comes with raising special needs children. So we end up feeling the need to compare ourselves and each other, constantly passing judgment in an effort to boost ourselves. Such is the nature of being human sadly and I’m no different. Continue reading “Too Little, Too Late – Support Groups Can Sometimes Suck”