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A Mother’s Plea

Kasman, Deborah L. MD, MA

doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e31828c5c80
Medicine and the Arts

From the age of 4, a young child continues the “tantrums” and “rages” of a 2-year-old, without rhyme or reason. He is put on strong antidepressants and even antipsychotics at age 10, and is hospitalized multiple times between ages 10 and 13, until he finally ends up in a long-term psychiatric treatment program for eight months. His diagnosis remains “unknown,” or “mood disorder not otherwise specified.” His mother seeks understanding through poetry.

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