Psychiatric Medication for Children and Adolescents Part II: Types of Medications
Psychiatric medications can be an effective part of the treatment for psychiatric disorders of childhood and adolescence. In recent years there have been an increasing number of new and different psychiatric medications used with children and adolescents. Research studies are underway to establish...
ADHD Treatment Options Prove Effective
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common childhood psychiatric disorder in the United States. The disorder affects an estimated 3 to 7 percent of all children, and often persists into adulthood. Many researchers (Simmel, et al. 2001, and others) believe the rate among... Representing the Special Education Child: A Manual for the Attorney and Lay Advocate
Outline I. The Need to Know A. Personal impact B. Professional role II. Presenting the Problem A. Crisis! Emergency! B. Parent's response C. Attorney response III. Preparing for a Special Education Due Process Hearing A. Hazards of litigation B. Analyze issues C.... Helpful Adoption Terms to Know
Helpful Adoption Terms to Know (1/00) Abandonment Desertion of a child by a parent or adult primary care giver with no provisions for continued childcare nor with any apparent intention to return to resume caregiving. Abuse and Neglect Physical, sexual and/or emotional maltreatment. Child...
January 15, 2008, 1:59 pm
After a particularly bad string of behaviors that got pretty scary, we admitted Sammy to a psychiatric hospital. He was ten years old and this was his second admission. His first was when he was only four years old.
We were shocked when one of the diagnosis that we received was Tourette’s... How do you know if you're ready to adopt?
July 17, 2007, 10:39 pm
Before you start the “formal process”, you need to begin the emotional process. This is the time for heavy duty, soul searching.
Why do I want to adopt a child?
Can I provide a stable home for a child?
Am I ready to open my heart to another's needs?
Is this child just a substitute... Tics in Adopted Special Needs Children
November 28, 2007, 6:13 am
Tics are involuntary movements that can only be suppressed for a short time with considerable effort. They are not rhythmic; they are rapid, purposeless, and repetitive, movements that are nearly identical to one another. Tics may be simple such as excessive blinking, grimacing, or head jerking...
History of Tourette syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tourette syndrome is an inherited neurological disorder with onset in childhood, characterized by the presence of multiple physical (motor) tics and at least one vocal (phonic) tic.
Causes Of Tourette Syndrome (Tourette Syndrome)
Video : Neal Hermanowicz (Director of the Movement Disorders Program) gives expert video advice on: What causes Tourette syndrome?; What role do genetics have in acquiring Tourette syndrome?; What diseases or physical conditions can cause Tourette syndrome? and more. Tourette Syndrome.
Tourette's Syndrome and Other Tic Disorders | Doctor ...
Synonyms: Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome (the eponym originating from the full surname), Brissaud's syndrome, Guinon's disease, compulsive swearing syndrome, coprolalia-compulsive syndrome, chronic motor tics