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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 03:04 PM
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43. BTW, my child is in an extremely supportive environment.
My son's teachers and therapists comment how fortunate he is to have us for parents because we are willing to do so much for him, both in terms of psychological therapy for all of us and the special therapies he needs. We're looking at having to move eventually to meet his special educational needs. My husband and I have pretty much given up everything extracurricular as a couple to meet his need for stability.

My problem is that people assume that an anti-psychotic (and others) drug can't be used off-label for children with other problems.
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  -Study: Jump in anti-psychotics for kids troubling UpInArms  Mar-17-06 07:34 AM   #0 
  - Like ferrets, we eat our young.  bemildred   Mar-17-06 07:36 AM   #1 
  - It's Big Pharma and their pushers -  TAPat   Mar-17-06 07:43 AM   #2 
  - And the doctors who are paid off to prescribe them.  Cobalt Violet   Mar-17-06 08:26 AM   #4 
  - And the parents  PinkUnicorn   Mar-17-06 09:02 AM   #6 
     - and the schools  thinkingwoman   Mar-17-06 12:56 PM   #18 
  - also, these meds have spawned lots of biz for doctors and psychiatrists  wordpix2   Mar-17-06 01:05 PM   #22 
  - Much of the country is on pharma drugs  n2doc   Mar-17-06 08:19 AM   #3 
  - We've seen increases in autism, and for some kids, the anti-psychotics  Ilsa   Mar-17-06 08:38 AM   #5 
  - you are so right.  Mend   Mar-17-06 11:16 AM   #7 
  - Thank You!  Ilsa   Mar-17-06 11:57 AM   #8 
  - There will always be a place for good medications,  DemExpat   Mar-17-06 12:02 PM   #10 
  - So, if modern society sees more mental and emotional  DemExpat   Mar-17-06 12:00 PM   #9 
  - My son can't talk this out.  Ilsa   Mar-17-06 12:21 PM   #12 
  - BTW, my child is in an extremely supportive environment.  Ilsa   Mar-17-06 03:04 PM   #43 
     - Once again, this thread is about the obvious trend  DemExpat   Mar-17-06 04:58 PM   #46 
        - You may not think it is not about criticizing parents who make that  Ilsa   Mar-17-06 07:43 PM   #52 
  - Not trying to argue to be obnoxious  Carni   Mar-17-06 12:19 PM   #11 
  - Apparently you have a child that can speak and understand.  Ilsa   Mar-17-06 12:26 PM   #13 
  - No one is undermining the role of's the overprescribing of them  Maddy McCall   Mar-17-06 12:48 PM   #17 
  - Yes, but are you going to tell me or another parent who is living  Ilsa   Mar-17-06 01:04 PM   #21 
     - You can have whatever you want. Don't take it so personally.  Maddy McCall   Mar-17-06 01:20 PM   #26 
  - Must be the chemical your son needed.  Rex   Mar-17-06 02:03 PM   #39 
  - You fucking rock, Carni.  Maddy McCall   Mar-17-06 12:46 PM   #16 
  - Would you let a teacher diagnose your kid with cancer?  Ilsa   Mar-17-06 01:06 PM   #23 
  - I wouldn't let a doctor who spends 15 minutes with my son diagnose him...  Maddy McCall   Mar-17-06 01:22 PM   #27 
     - 15 minutes? How about three months of visits, inventories  Ilsa   Mar-17-06 01:35 PM   #32 
  - This sub didn't like me either by the end of the deal  Carni   Mar-17-06 01:40 PM   #33 
  - In CT, teachers are NOT allowed to "diagnose" ADD, LDs, only refer child  wordpix2   Mar-17-06 01:00 PM   #19 
  - Lazy or lousy teachers with no medical degree.  davsand   Mar-17-06 01:29 PM   #29 
  - If my kid's teacher hadn't been a sub I would have done same  Carni   Mar-17-06 01:56 PM   #38 
  - once again....more sweeping generalizations...  bleedingheart   Mar-17-06 01:49 PM   #36 
  - Risperdol for eating disorder  seleff   Mar-17-06 02:09 PM   #40 
     - Yeah, those dyskinesias are a bitch. You can have a target  Ilsa   Mar-17-06 03:07 PM   #44 
  - I worked with a kid who was severely mentally impaired/Risperdol  noonwitch   Mar-17-06 12:36 PM   #15 
  - Psychiatric disorders'  fshrink   Mar-17-06 01:28 PM   #28 
  - The only sedative effect we've observed is when he takes  Ilsa   Mar-17-06 01:46 PM   #35 
  - I don't know. There are lots of  fshrink   Mar-17-06 02:11 PM   #42 
  - If I don't take thyroxine, I get suicidal, lose concentation,  Kailassa   Mar-17-06 06:02 PM   #47 
  - Ilsa, most people don't understand your plight but would rather  bleedingheart   Mar-17-06 01:55 PM   #37 
  - Aw shucks, thanks. Yeah the sweeping generalizations about  Ilsa   Mar-17-06 03:16 PM   #45 
     - It makes me very angry, Ilsa, when I see people like you being  Kailassa   Mar-17-06 06:14 PM   #48 
  - BRAVO Ilsa! n/t  phylny   Mar-17-06 02:09 PM   #41 
  - I know kids coming in and asking to be put on it cause its  lovuian   Mar-17-06 12:27 PM   #14 
  - My ex-gf did that  Tyrone Slothrop   Mar-17-06 01:08 PM   #24 
     - Good for you that you broke up. She was a manipulator. nt  Ilsa   Mar-17-06 01:33 PM   #31 
  - one of my students said, "The drug helps me focus but I could focus on  wordpix2   Mar-17-06 01:03 PM   #20 
  - The reverse is true also. There are kids who want to  Ilsa   Mar-17-06 01:08 PM   #25 
     - I agree with that, too---sometimes meds work, true---& somethimes they're  wordpix2   Mar-17-06 01:32 PM   #30 
  - BRAVE NEW WORLD. We have our SOMA now.  antifaschits   Mar-17-06 01:44 PM   #34 
  - Wrong place for conspiracy. No love for Rx companies AT ALL.  autorank   Mar-17-06 06:36 PM   #49 
  - THX1138  file83   Mar-17-06 06:40 PM   #50 
  - What about the fact that more kids exposed to pesticides, PCBs, mercury,  hedgehog   Mar-17-06 07:03 PM   #51 
  - My ex has our oldest on anti-psychotics...  Mythsaje   Mar-17-06 07:48 PM   #53 

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