Reasons I Give Psychiatric Medication to My Child with DMDD — HealthyPlace

No, it’s not an easy decision to make. It’s heartbreaking to come across similar parent stories as mine. This parent chose a different med path but it just goes to show how each person is different and responds to different meds even if the diagnosis is the same. This is why judging parents for medicating or not medicating their children is wrong.

We don’t fucking know. It’s not our place. Back. Off.

If the child is doing well then the parent has made the right fucking choice for that child.

Controversy surrounds a parent’s decision to give psychiatric medication to their child with DMDD–or any other mental illness. Few question parents who medicate children with diabetes or other potentially life-threatening conditions. Yet they will absolutely question those of us whose children have potentially life-threatening mental illnesses. Parents don’t take this decision lightly, though, and we…

via Reasons I Give Psychiatric Medication to My Child with DMDD — HealthyPlace

No Reset Button

I feel overwhelmed and alone today. Just this Tuesday I told my therapist I feel like I am wasting away but I wasn’t able to explain why. Although I’m not doing anything different with my life from one day to the next, I feel frozen to inaction from anxiety. Continue reading