Thursday, December 11, 2008
Are ALL Psychiatric Issues Related to a Lack of Emunah/Midos Work?
Frumhouse has a great followup on my post yesterday, where I illustrated why, for those kids that need it (and aren't prescribed it just to make it easier for the parents/teachers), ADHD Medication can be a real lifesaver. She points out another angle to explain the opposition to treating ADHD with medication, even when it helps. She says that one problem that often exists in the frum community is that we stigmatize any mental health issue, to a point where we make it worse for the people who suffer from these things by blaming them, despite the non-volitional nature of the conditions that are involved. It's well worth reading!
Frumhouse: Prescription for Psychiatric Issues: Increased Emunah?
(Picture courtesy of NYTimes - It's not really related to the topic of mental health, except that I was writing about how we raise kids, and this is a picture of kids - But such cute kids!)
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