It's Not Mental: Finding Innovative Support and Medical Treatment for a Child Diagnosed with a Severe Mental Illness

It s Not Mental Finding Innovative Support and Medical Treatment for a Child Diagnosed with a Severe Mental Illness Can a child diagnosed with a mental illness i e a brain disorder in reality have a physical illness a disorder affecting the brain It s Not Mental is the compelling yet educational story of Keri a

  • Title: It's Not Mental: Finding Innovative Support and Medical Treatment for a Child Diagnosed with a Severe Mental Illness
  • Author: Jeanie Wolfson Robert Fredericks
  • ISBN: 9780982805206
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Paperback
  • Can a child diagnosed with a mental illness, i.e a brain disorder, in reality have a physical illness a disorder affecting the brain It s Not Mental is the compelling yet educational story of Keri, a highly intelligent, learning disabled child diagnosed with mental illness It is also the story of her parents persistence in finding help for their daughter, help thatCan a child diagnosed with a mental illness, i.e a brain disorder, in reality have a physical illness a disorder affecting the brain It s Not Mental is the compelling yet educational story of Keri, a highly intelligent, learning disabled child diagnosed with mental illness It is also the story of her parents persistence in finding help for their daughter, help that ultimately led to a future filled with promise Beginning in infancy, Keri began to experience a range of increasingly debilitating symptoms Sleep dysfunction, body pains, attentional difficulties, tics, obsessions, mood swings, and hallucinations, gradually diminished her quality of life Before reaching her teens, she d been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and several co occurring conditions, while underlying issues were ignored At their wits end, Keri s parents struggled to find comprehensive medical care for their daughter s widening range of symptoms What they found instead were doctors too busy to listen or too rigid to look beyond a mental diagnosis Without an integrated approach to her care, Keri, like many children in similar circumstances, became subject to a merry go round of psychiatric medications But the author would not give up She continued to investigate brain malfunctions, psychiatric diagnoses, hormones, diet, sleep, and immune function, all the while navigating the torturous paths of our health care system Much of what she learned is outlined here in gripping narrative based on real life experience In easy to understand prose and with clear explanations of medical jargon, she covers topics such as Helping a child deal with hallucinations while they re happening Using a psychiatric service dog to give a child greater independence Obtaining special accommodations at school Communicating effectively with doctors Identifying and obtaining necessary medical tests Dealing with medication side effects Otherwise mentally healthy children can experience sleep problems and or symptoms of depression, bipolar mood swings, and or psychosis It s Not Mental encourages anyone caring for a child with these or other signs of a psychiatric illness or a full blown psychotic disorder to think outside the box It is only by tearing down the barriers of stigma and abandoning our traditional band aid approach to psychiatric treatment that we can embrace effective emotional, educational, and medical support for these children and their underlying condition s.

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    1. I was puzzled at first by the title of this book and wondered if it was a denial of the family-based origins of so-called serious mental illness in favour of a purely biochemical view of mental illness. It is, but that is not what the book is about. "It's Not Mental" is a rebuttal to all the doctors who treated her daughter's mental health problems from a brain only perspective and did not take a holistic approach. I would like to say from a "psychological" perspective, but it appears that the p [...]


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