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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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The ADHD Autism Connection by Diane Kennedy

The ADHD Autism Connection by Diane Kennedy Kennedy, Diane with Rebecca Banks. The ADHD Autism Connection When Diane Kennedy’s third son received a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), his mother already knew the drill. Her first two sons had

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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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The Catch 22 of Teen Mental Illness

Parents of children with mental illness have it hard, really hard. Diagnosing, treating and managing a mental illness in a youg child is one of the most difficult responsibilities a parent can encounter.  Parents and families are thrown into a

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