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Does Your Child Have PTSD?

An Interview with Jolene Philo

In the Civil War, it was called a “soldier’s heart.” During the Industrial Revolution, it was “compensation neurosis.” During World War I, it was labeled “shell shock.” In World War II, it was defined as “battle fatigue or combat exhaustion.” During the Korean and Vietnam Wars, experts called it “stress response syndrome.” Finally, the Diagnostic […]

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The Gift That Keeps on Giving—The Caregiver’s Notebook

An Interview with Jolene Philo

I ran out of ink printing the new-patient forms for my son’s doctor appointment. I’m not kidding. Thirty-five pages and two hours later, I stacked the forms on top of two five-inch education binders already filled with hundreds of pages of medical, therapy, and specialists’ evaluations. I also had two CDs containing a sleep study […]

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Finding Hope and Help with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

An Interview with Jolene Philo

Anyone who has experienced it knows: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder provides huge challenges. Jolene Philo understands. Jolene is the daughter of a parent with special needs as well as a parent to a son with special needs. In this interview, Jolene offers a wealth of wisdom as she talks about the many special needs in her […]

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