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momuv4girls

Joined: 02/05/2010
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My Story: Hi,

I am a mom of 4-daughters. My youngest daughter was dx at age 6 with ODD (oppositional defiant disorder), then eventually classified as "mood disorder, n.o.s.). I am fortunate enough to live in CA, where there are qualified / knowledgeable child psychiatrists, and to date, my daughter is doing pretty well. There are ups and downs, but nothing as extreme as when she was un-treated. My daughter is now 13.
My 18 year old daughter has mild depression and an eating disorder.
My oldest daughter is 23, and has a really good understanding of her 2- younger sisters struggles and is pursuing a career in child psychology.
My 21-year old daughter is patient and has a knowledge of mental illness that most adults don't have.
I am blessed, yet face daily struggles that test my patience, but must remember this is not my daughters fault, and I must be her voice!

I am a HUGE advocate for mental health awareness and belong to Bring Change 2 Mind and http://www.thebalancedmind.org/

Knowledge is Power!

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How old is your son? When did you notice these issues? A bit more info would be...More
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Well, hopefully the therapist is a really good one!! A good therapist should connect...More
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The onset of puberty and hormonal change can often times be the start of depression for...More
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I think this young girl would benefit from some counseling - your daughter too. Your...More
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I would most definitely call CPS - and not think twice about it !! That is NOT ok, and...More
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I always think its a really good idea to have a full-medical work up on a child, to...More
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I would make a list of his symptoms, when they started, what triggers them etc... Also,...More
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So, is your son on any medication now ? Have you talked to his Dr. about these...More
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If I were you, I would go talk to the girls parents and explain what has been going on....More
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I am wondering if she has seen a psychiatrist prior to going away to college? Is she on...More
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