Many of our children with pediatric-onset symptoms of depression, schizophrenia, schizoaffective, bipolar, OCD, ADHD and autistic-spectrum have biological problems requiring nutritional supplements. But these same children often have food sensitivities to some ingredients commonly found in these supplements.
My younger daughter cannot consume gluten/wheat, dairy (casein), eggs, or soy. She is also allergic to propylene glycol. Finding some supplements without these ingredients are difficult. We found that even if gluten or soy is not listed as an ingredient, it does not mean there is no gluten or soy in that product!
Children whose brain is affected by medical/biomedical, neurobiological, metabolic, functional problems, although not of a psychological/emotional origin, may still be diagnosed as what society euphemistically refers to as "mental illness." Isn't it time to start calling those illnesses what they really are--ILLNESS--same as any other? (Español)
Thursday, November 27, 2008
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