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Medicating a Child for Autism. Part Two: People’s Reactions.

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The reactions that people have had to my eight year-old son starting on medication, have been mixed and surprising. I want to start though with the reactions I had expected, based on what I hear very regularly on national radio talk-back … Continue reading

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Medicating a Child for Autism. Part One: The Decision.

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My eight year-old son has recently begun taking medication aimed at easing some of his autism symptoms. This decision was a hard one, reached only after many years. It is also a controversial and widely misunderstood decision. I’m going to … Continue reading

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The endless anxieties of “everything matters,” and the question of medication

My son’s autism is punctuated by extremely high anxiety levels; so high, and so hard to manage, that we specifically asked his developmental pediatrician to re-evaluate him for a separate anxiety disorder in addition to the autism, and to consider … Continue reading

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