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Families with children with ASD and mental disease

The birth of a child with a mental disorder, as well as the manifestation of symptoms later in life, has a traumatic impact on parents. When parents receive the diagnosis, they feel their ideal child is gone. The life, the expectations, and the dreams of being a parent in a conventional way come to an abrupt end. Moreover, specific symptoms associated with neurodiversity and mental condition add to the ambiguity of the situation. Despite the physical presence, a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, for example, appears to be emotionally absent or distant. In other cases, seemingly normal [...]

June 1, 2023|
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