Sunday, March 11, 2007

Honey, our 20-month old was, like, a total b*tch today!

Parenting, therapy, and ethics.

(T)he girl had been taking a potent cocktail of psychiatric drugs since age 2, when she was given a diagnosis of attention deficit disorder and bipolar disorder

A very tough issue, and tragic case. But really, a bipolar diagnosis at 2 years old? And AD(H)D at two? How would one determine that a two-year-old's avoidance, dislike, or reluctance to engage in tasks that require sustained mental effort is "inconsistent with (her) developmental level"?

First posted at Psyche Killer qu'est que c'est on 2/15/07

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