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“The stress of a serious illness, chronic health condition or disability in a child often causes problems in a family, particularly if each parent or adult caregiver attempts to deal with his or her own fears and frustrations related to the chronic health condition or disability alone and without support.
In some instances, mothers and fathers become consumed with the care of their child with a chronic illness or disability, at the expense of nearly everything else in their lives”
“There are many different types of headaches, and their causes and symptoms can vary. Although most are short-lived and rarely a cause for concern, being able to recognize which kind of headache a person is experiencing can inform them how best to treat it and whether to see a doctor”
“Some commonly overlooked symptoms related to epilepsy include changes in mood and behaviour. You or your loved ones may have experienced struggling with feeling easily irritated, timid or aggressive. Or other symptoms like depression, anxiety, as well as changes in behaviour. These can occur in both adults and children, and can be particularly difficult in children and adolescents who are concurrently experiencing normal development changes.”
“People have been using cannabis for recreational or medical purposes for centuries. Over the last few decades there has been increasing scientific interest in identifying the active ingredients in cannabis and their pharmacological effects, and developing these into medicines. Public interest in the medical use of products derived from cannabis has recently heightened in New Zealand after a number of highly publicised cases of people applying for access to cannabis products for treating conditions such as severe epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and chronic pain.”