I read this article last night and just can't stop thinking about this. How on earth did this doctor get immunity from prosecution? Will she keep her license? Is she going to continue endangering children with high doses of ADULT medications based on their parent's reports that they are behaving like ungodly brats? Or in other words, they're acting like THREE YEAR OLDS!
You find me a three-going-on-four year old that doesn't seem hyperactive and or bi-polar and I submit to you that you have found a three-going-on-four year old who is either developmentally delayed, sick, or an absolutely perfect angel who will rain hell-fire and damnation on her parents when she goes through puberty in order to make them pay for the perfect toddler years.
Three-going on-four year olds are emotional! They are famous for being happy one part of the day and distraught the next. Is it even possible to diagnose this kind of illness in a toddler? This is an age where they are confused about the world around them, trying desperately to control their lives and separate their identity from their parent's. I'm no psychiatrist but I know how three-going-on-four year old's behave, and its not pretty. I'd be willing to bet that if I described any one of my children's or niece's or nephew's behavior at this age to a psychiatrist without telling them the age of the child (the article seems clear that the doctor knew this was a very young child, but relied solely on the parent's description of behavior) that they too would diagnose the kid with bi-polar disorder. 4 year olds have good days and bad days, and frankly, the bad days are really bad days.
Maybe I'm out of line even sharing my opinion on this given that I have no experience in the field, but something tells me this doctor behaved recklessly and should not be treating pediatric patients. Its horrifying to think that a child died because of a selfish mother who found a way to work the system and get disability payments while simultaneously exempting herself from even having to try to parent or teach her children to control themselves, and that she was enabled by a licensed mental health practitioner.
SICK, SICK, SICK!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Posted by Goob at 8:32 AM