Part of informed consent is telling patients they might not ever be able to come off psych drugs without getting seriously ill. If you're the MD handling a withdrawal it's important that your patients know at the outset how gravely serious withdrawal syndromes can be. (and first the doctor has to understand this as well) [click on title to read more]
Trauma, Brain and Relationship: Helping Children Heal
Children and trauma...many traumatic events may not be obvious to all adults. Learn to protect your kids. We need to heal ourselves to be the best parents we can be too. I've posted this video before because it's so excellent. If you've not seen it I highly recommend it. "Developmental trauma, or ambient trauma, is trauma that is just everyday life. It's in the neighborhood, it's in the household..." "It's very easy for adults to dismiss the profound impact that a traumatic event can have on a child because very often, they will do most things pretty well." [click on title to read more]
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