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Meltdowns, Aggression, and Adrenaline Systems.

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Join hosts Diane Kennedy and Rebecca Bank authors of the blockbuster book "Bright Not Broken Gifted Kids, ADHD, And Autism: Why Twice Exceptional Children Are Stuck and How To help them

Our guest is Dr. Ralph L. Ankenman, is a veteran psychiatrist and the author of Hope for the Violently Aggressive Child. Dr. Ankenman's work focuses on an alternative approach to treatment and management of severe meltdowns and aggression. These behaviors often associated with Autism, Bipolar, and related conditions are commonly treated with psychotropic drugs, Which often do not fully resolve those behaviors or may cause unnecessary side effects. Dr.Ankenman shares detailed case histories and explains through his personal experience how he has successfully treated patients, and how many of these behaviors may  be able to be treated with safer medications that target the adrenaline systems.