This month we begin a series focusing on brain disorders. It is my belief that life itself could be considered a disorder. However, for the sake of helping even one person or family improve their quality of life, we will consider a brain disorder to be evidenced by behavior apart from the established norm, which could lead to a harmful ending.
Having helped raise a child living with a mental disorder, it is not hard to give in to frustration, anger, depression, and any other negative emotion. It can be difficult to describe what lead to a specific episode, and what seemed to help a situation improve.
To date, I have reached a few conclusions. First, love and commitment on the part of a caregiver is the one thing which must exist. Without these, chance of improvement is zero. Second, negative results can be caused by multiple issues, any one of which might be almost impossible to overcome. This "layered" effect adds to the frustration of attempting to reach a positive end result. Third, some issues will never be resolved.
An anonymous case study will be followed over the coming weeks, which hopefully will show a bright outcome for the subjects, and provide a process which can help others.
more to come