So I’ve been spending all day trying to figure out what I want to say. All because yet again I failed to bother filling out the mood tracker chart again and I feel obligated to report in for the week. If nothing else just to touch base with myself.
I realized just the other day that it’s been what feels like FOREVER since I’ve done one of these. I think it’s overdue. Not sure if I need to do one every week exactly or if I just need to switch up the format a bit. So this is what I’m going to do this time around and we’ll see how it goes.
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…
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