These are troubling times. I was surprised at the number of people I talked to who did not know that when your child is having a really stressful or emotionally trying time, or acting out for some reason or another, that there are programs for them to go to. The steps to get the child some help are as follows:
I had to respond to this... As a Mother of four children (one with severe autism) I wanted to ask people to take children that are "acting out" to a Dr.or clinic that can refer you to the proper treatment for your child. E-R's do not usually have qualified pediatric staff for this kind of thing (most hospitals dont even have a pediatric pyscholigist on staff)
My mother worked in mental health faciltys and beleive me "destressing on meds" is not always pleasent and is not how we want to teach children to deal with life.Drugs should be prescribed only after (at least) one thourough set of evaluations and please look at the side effects,some of this stuff can really mess kids up.I'm not against medication,my son has to take rispradral and clonidine but we as parents should be extremly careful what kind of treatments our children are subjected too.
I don't want to be argumentive or offend anyone but this letter alarmed me.
One more thing...Autism is a commincation disorder caused by neurlogical dysfuntion in the frontal lobe it is not Schizophrenia in it's early stage although Sigmund Frued thought it was, Dr.s have since proven this incorrect.
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