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A doctor puts her career on the line as she battles the nasty politics of medicine to save children with disabling OCD.
Information about this project and how to donate can be found at www.mykidisnotcrazy.com
Information about this project and how to donate can be found at www.mykidisnotcrazy.com
367 backers pledged $37,725 to help bring this project to life.

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My Kid is Not Crazy

One doctor's fight against the nasty politics of medicine

Watching a child rapidly transform from happy and healthy to being a psychiatric cripple has left thousands of parents searching for answers.

A "behavioral only" diagnosis of anxiety or OCD can plunge these families into a devastating drug spiral fueled by the most profitable business in America. The pharmaceutical industry sells $325 billion in prescribed drugs in the U.S. alone, about $13 billion of that geared toward changing a person’s brain chemistry. It’s very common for a doctor to prescribe a brain altering SSRI to a child without investigating a potential medical cause for these symptoms.

For many children, the answer is not an SSRI, but in a place few have dared to look before. In a riveting film that follows six families desperate to have their children brought back to “normal,” one brave doctor puts her career on the line as she battles the nasty politics of medicine in an attempt to save them.

This film tracks the journey of six families, their endless battles with insurance companies and their search for qualified medical professionals willing to treat them.

Medical facts

Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) and Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS) are characterized by a debilitating, rapid onset of intense anxiety and OCD in children for which several medical cures such as antibiotics have been discovered.

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This film is "in the can" as they say. Principle cinematography has been going on for nearly two years and was funded through several grants and the University of Florida.

The production team now needs your help to fund post-production, music composing and other costs associated with getting this important film out for the public to see. It is your thoughtfulness, care, and generosity -- at any pledge level -- that will help to make this project a reality.

It is important to note that 100% of your donated funds will go into production/distribution costs. The film's director/producer is volunteering for this film and never has nor ever will take a salary on this project.

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