I was combing through some of the post and discussions when I just happened to click on the "About Me Section" of the blog.
To be candidly honest, I was out of the gate very critical of any mental health diagnosis on a child of this age; but after reading this blog I am left in complete shock and awe that this was not investigated by the "department of child protective services" or reported by mental health professions including the child's psychiatrist or others @ UCLA medical Center.
Let me note here: Under Law all child abuse suspected by Health Care Professionals must be reported to proper authorities.
I will now just quote directly from this blog in the parents own written words, and let you the reader here draw to your own opinions or conclusions regarding this sad situation. You should go there and read everything in it's entirety. ________________________________________________________
"Five year olds are still desperate for parental approval.
For more on this topic go to the following blogs:
Oct 18, 2009 Open Letter to Oprah @ Different Thoughts Blog
Monday, 6 July 2009-Jani: "schizophrenic", or a victim of child abuse?!-Different Thoughts blog
July 07, 2009-Father Of Girl With Schizophrenia Admits Hitting, Starving Girl-Furious Seasons mental health news blog, authored by award-winning investigative journalist, Philip Dawdy
Schizophrenia in children: January Schofield-Liz Spikol, The Trouble with Spikol blog-Liz Spikol is executive editor of Philadelphia Weekly. She writes the award-winning column The Trouble With Spikol, which began as a chronicle of her struggle with mental illness.
My advice to the parents of 6 year old-soulful sepulcher blog, mother and mental health advocate
LA Times reporter defends child abuse in email exchange