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... I'm not a doctor but I think YaYagirl is right. Electric shock therapy will not help and may make things worse. My son is 24 and has downs, autism, is non-verbal and is at a 3-5 year old level. For most of his life he's been on many medications- Zyprexa, Abilify, etc. to help with occasional bouts of aggression and insomnia but now he suffers from the side effects of these... (3 replies)
... My son has always lived with his father and me. My husband passed away 5 years ago. Three years ago I moved and added onto my sister and brother in law in a nice warm state. We have a great support system. My son thinks electric shock therapy is a former of torture so if it's the last result he will have to be told he's going to the hospital for a treatment and be sedated... (3 replies)
... Dear diane, I know all of this is so confusing and disheartening to you. I'm so sorry for both of you. I had a dear friend that was given many shock treatments because her husband didn't want to deal with her choices, until her whole personality disappeared. All she ever wanted was a normal life and to be accepted. A high functioning and intelligent person can lose... (3 replies)

... My 47 year old son has been diagnosed with servere depression and failure to thrive. His psychologist want to use electric shoke therapy. I understand it will help with the depression. My concern is that up to 90 days ago he was fairly independent and high functioning. Now he is not at all. after the treatment will he again be high functioning or will he just not be depressed... (3 replies)
... The resources available now for such things as group homes, etc were not in existence when my uncle was alive. That is why I suggested your local ARC chapter ,etc to investigate what is available when a family can no longer care for the child. My uncle died in 1965 so their experience with care has no relevance today. I have a group home in my neighborhood and know of... (6 replies)
... I appreciate your reply and perspective. I'm wondering what your grandparent's went through to care for him, if that in fact is who cared for him. I have no doubt that every person with Down Syndrome has something to contribute to society and brings a ton of joy to the people in their lives, but I also know that the parents must be stressed beyond belief with the issues that... (6 replies)
... As someone who grew up with an uncle who had Down Syndrome (4 years older than I), I can offer my perspective. To me, it was a blessing to have him in my life. they are the most loving and happy people!!! Back then, their life span was not nearly as long as it is now and many live into their 40's and more. My uncle died at 22. One thing you won't know till after he is... (6 replies)
... was recently diagnosed with Down Syndrome via Amniocentesis. I have had a positive outlook on the issue from about 30 minutes after we suspected it, but my husband has not, and wants to terminate. ... (6 replies)
... Thank you for that honesty. I really only see a ton of sugar coated supporters that only say "it's tough, but it's so wonderful!", so I appreciate you telling me how truly hard it is in so many different ways, including adulthood for the siblings and now a dissolved family. I think he is very concerned about our family later on in life, because we really don't see much... (6 replies)
... I just want to offer my blessings to you both. I can certainly understand your husband's feelings on this. My next door neighbor growing up went through exactly what you are going through. She had twins, a boy and a girl and wasn't tested. The boy was dx with Downs right after his birth. My neighbor was 31 years old when this happened. I was only 9. I grew up next door to... (6 replies)
... I've not been through it because we chose to not have children. I just want to it's sadness I have that you are having to go through the emotional reality decision making of your future. q (6 replies)
... Teenager with Down syndrome has bowel problems, either diarrhea or constipation. Has seen doctors but no help. ... (0 replies)
... My son is 27 and lives with Down Syndrome. He has moments of anger when things don't go his way. He has an active life and verbalizes how he feels. He knows that when he gets angry and hits he is wrong. He apologies when he calms down. He is taking Lexapro for anxiety. Does anyone have any suggestions for other medications I can look at that have been helpful for people... (0 replies)
... I am confused since my NIPT test came back negative for trisomy , is there still a chance that my baby could have down syndrome or are the doctors looking for something completly different now? ... (1 replies)
... old daughter with Down Syndrome who was just recently diagnosed with AAI. We are headed to Disney and I requested a second opinion as we want to be safe with riding rides. So... ... (0 replies)
... My son is 2 months old and I'm pretty convinced he has a mild form of Down syndrome. I've done lots of research and he has some of the charecteristics but doesn't look like a typical downs baby. He has large spacing between his first two toes, almond eyes, slow reflexes (slow reflexes in his feet and no grasp reflex since birth) and a weak cry. But he is strong, he's been... (5 replies)
... Bless you for trying to help him and his parents. I know that caring for a down syndrome adult is challenging as my 22 year old son has downs and is autistic too. You are a blessing to his parents as I know they must be exhausted. ... (3 replies)
... I am currently living with a Downs Syndrome adult in his late 30s. I am his cousin. His parents are in their 70s and struggling to know how to manage his constant refrain that he is sad. ... (3 replies)
... There is a book, "Mental Wellness in Adults With Down Syndrome," by Dr. Chicoine. Dr. Chicoine began and still runs the oldest adult down syndrome health clinic in the U.S., and possibly the world. Unfortunately it is just outside of Chicago, and due to overwhelmig response, they only see residents of Ill.. ... (12 replies)
... Hello, My daughter is 47 and has Down syndrome. (12 replies)


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