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The High Cost Of A Quick Fix For Children With Behavioral Issues – Special Event

Allen Frances MD is Professor Emeritus at Duke University and former Chair of its Department of Psychiatry. He was Chair of the DSM IV Task Force. He is the author of “Saving Normal” and “Essentials of Psychiatric Diagnosis.” Dr. Frances

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The Palette

Sometimes things are not black and white. When discussing children with mental illness or autism there is the gray area. The gray area is HUGE! It is vast and it is where confusion and misinterpretation can determine outcomes. It is

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The Medication Rollercoaster

As holiday and summer breaks approach many parents take this time to give their children a medication holiday or use this time to adjust or try new medications. Please speak to your prescribing physician before making any changes and weigh

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Inspire – To Know The Road Ahead Ask Those Coming Back

Effectively raising a special needs child takes a blend of wisdoms. Our world renowned experts who have been guests on The Coffee Klatch have brought us decades of experience, research and knowledge. They have truly been the best of the

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Mental Illness – It’s Not All In Their Heads

Many people diagnosed with mental illnesses seek the help of psychiatrists and other mental health care providers. It seems the obvious treatment. What many people with depression, anxiety and phobias, do not do, is seek out consultations to find a

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Two Steps Forward One Step – The Setbacks

You know what I am talking about.  Any parent raising a special needs child knows about the setbacks.  The kick in the stomach, racing heart, internal restlessness,  sleepless nights re-evaluating and reassessing the situation until you can’t think straight.  That

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