Ever Had a MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL tell you to GIVE UP on your CHILD??
March 25, 2007 6:41pm CST
This happened to me years ago but it still brings back thoughts of "what if", which clearly never would have happened, I love my children too much. But years ago I went thorugh a situation with my daughter who was struggling with a horrible eating disorder at the time we had in her involved in all types of programs, along with a weekly visit to a therapist and a monthly visit to a Psychiatrist that recommended that I give her up, send her away that she would never be able to live in this life as emotionally stable person. Well needless to say, I never did this, I stood behind my daughter in her treatment and with work from the both of us she overcame this. But it makes me wonder how many other people this doctor told such things to and what if they had done what he recommended, ever had this situation happen to you.
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26 Mar 07
No, I have not had that happen to me. Maybe the doctor should be reported. Of course, a person always has the right to a second opinion and should get one if they think the doctor misdiagnosed their child. Its not a bad idea anyway when it is something serious.
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26 Mar 07
When my son was a teenager we went through a rough patch and he ran away for a couple of days. I decided this had gone far enough and took the whole family for counseling (I guess I should mention we were in the midst of an ugly divorce and custody battle -- dad had been gone for about ten years and suddenly showed up asking for full custody.) After hearing my side of the story, the counselor turned to my son, I thought to hear his side, but instead started yelling at him about what a low life he was and how grateful he should be to me for even wanting to keep him. He was screaming at my son to get down on his knees and beg for my forgiveness when I gathered up the kids and left. This wasn't as bad as what you were told, but I think if we had continued seeing this jerk, it would have come to that. Good for you that you stood up for and stood by your child. Doctors and other health care providers may know a lot, but they don't know everything. Often a parent knows what is really best for their child.