My Kid is Not Crazy

Sunday, November 12
11:00 AM

Other : St. Anne’s-Belfield
Add To Calendar 20171112 11:00 20171112 13:15 America/New_York VFF: My Kid is Not Crazy

More than 30 years ago, Susan Swedo, a doctor with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), discovered that an undiagnosed strep infection was the cause of one child’s disabling illness. Swedo puts her career on the line to track the journey of six children and their families. Revealing the nightmare of a medical system heavily influenced by the pharmaceutical industry, the documentary unpacks the fierce disagreement that occurs among families in addressing youth mental illness. Treated with anti-psychotic medication, behavior therapy, and even hospitalization, years of misdiagnosis leave these children with irrecoverable consequences for the rest of their lives. Discussion with director Tim Sorel, Jessica Gavin (Pediatric Research & Advocacy Initiative), and Dr. David Byrnes, moderated by Christina Teague

Other : St. Anne’s-Belfield Virginia Film Festival