Troubled children

That children have psychological problems has become almost normal: in every classroom there are girls and boys who are diagnosed with ADHD or with an autism spectrum disorder such as PDD-NOS – even the abbrevations have become established. It is also more and more common to ask help for such complaints.
This documentary portrays the daily routine of a paedriatic mental health department’s practitioners. Questions such as how parents can deal with children with psychiatric disorders, the pros and cons of diagnosing and the raising of children in the modern-day, demanding society return in many scenes. How can children with s disorder – and their parents – be helped and what does the rise of the number of ‘diagnosed children’ tell us about today’s society?

55 minutes, IKON / Zeppers Film and tv. Mediafund, Rotterdam Film Fund and Fund for Psychiatric Health
Broadcast 2013