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Mentally exhausted with mental health strategies

This post is in no way, shape or form intended to minimize the efforts of the province, nor the professionals trying to combat the ever-growing rise of mental illness here in Nova Scotia. In saying these last words, I wonder… Continue Reading

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In search of a special specialist for anxiety

My daughter suffers from Tourette syndrome, ADD and OCD, but her anxiety is the most debilitating of all. My husband and I were seeking some sort of plan and/or method to help us help her . We received a meeting invitation… Continue Reading

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Admitting you have Tourette

Corey has developed a habit of getting up at 3 a.m. for about an hour to an hour and a half. Not sure why. He says he just can’t sleep anymore right now. Then he goes back to bed usually… Continue Reading

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Abusive ignorance

My daughter has been a source of inspiration to both my husband and I, although I can’t say the same for her 13-year-old brother. At the ripe old age of 5 years old, we knew she was suffering from some… Continue Reading

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A healthy, functioning son is worth more than a mound of medical bills

I am writing in response to the article, “Medical Bills Bankrupt Families of Mentally Ill Children,”  which is a topic poignant to my family at this time.  For the past few weeks, I’ve been checking our mailbox every day, making… Continue Reading

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Please offer your advice to a mother in need

I want to repost an e-mail I received from a reader who is going through a hard time. If someone feels moved to comment in support of her, that would be awesome. More to follow! Hi Andrea! I cannot tell… Continue Reading

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Multi-strategy treatment controls Tourette Syndrome-related tics

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following research article was pulled from the Psychiatry News section of Psychiatry Online and was written by Joan Arehart-Treichel. Although youth with Tourette Syndrome tics often outgrow them, some individuals do not. And while antipsychotic medications can… Continue Reading