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ADHD- I have a friend who I love dearly, but her children are out of control! She has her daughter on medication, she is 8 years old, weighs 40lbs and is out of control. She is so thin and her mother has to force her to eat. She is so concerned with her weight and the military DR'S (and I say Dr.'s because she never gets to see the same Dr.) say it's normal. I'm not sure it is and I'm just making assumptions. Now I feel the out of control part is lack of discipline at home, but do you have any advice on weight and possible control issues. Thanks
Adult ADD...I am married to a wonderful, but challenging man with Adult ADD and one of the hardest things we ran into was finding resources that would help us choose a doctor once he (finally) decided to get treatment. His decision to get treated came because he lost a job he really cared about, and when they gave him reasons for termination, they read like an ADD diagnosis - it was a first, most of the time if he was let go from a job they just told him it wasn't working out. Real eye-opener. But we had a real struggle organizing the info out there to make decisions on treatment - I think I killed several trees' worth of paper.
Depression - treatments. Alternatives to medication. When medication is the right choice. How to help your teen fight depression. All of these topics are quite interesting.
Our family is dealing with Tourette Syndrome in a very personal way, and it can be a subject with plenty to say...let me know if you go that route and need some "inside info"! ;-)
As a former psychotherapist , I worked with adolescents and their families and I think one of the most baffling disorders to many parents were the "personality disorders" such as Borderline Personality, Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder), Narcissistic personality issues. Adolescence often spawns these personality disorders and there is not a lot of information out there for people suffering from it.
Glad you are writing articles pertaining to mental health issues!