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garrry April 23rd, 2016 12:40am

If you are told your child has a mental disorder but as far as you've seen they're happy, healthy, and just have a few quirks. Do subject them to the stigma of mental illness and get them psychiatric care or do you try & let them live a normal life.

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crazyjane New Jersey
04/27/16 9:19 am

Depends who tells me. If they seem reliable, I'd have an assessment done

832jewel Houston
04/23/16 11:43 am

Mental illness worsens with age, it's best to start helping them early

susanr Colorado
04/22/16 8:55 pm

I would get at least one more professional opinion, to start with.

EarlyBird Portland
04/22/16 6:09 pm

It would depend on who told me my son had a mental disorder. If it was a neighbor, I'd ignore it. If it was a doctor in mental health, I would learn about the illness and then make my decision. Children who don't receive treatment they need, are often the ones that shout up schools..

Praetorianus Fair enough.
04/22/16 6:01 pm

This suggests simply a budding eccentric which needs no treatment.

garrry Anchorite
04/22/16 5:56 pm

So I would never allow a young child of mine to undergo psychiatric care but I would start getting them treatment ASAP since many mental disorders have developmental issues. So in order to give them the best shot I'd seek education on parenting.

Brilliant10 Ioway
04/22/16 5:46 pm

It depends on the severity of the mental disorder