A dangerous son

Published 2018
Item Details

"One in 10 American children suffers from a serious emotional disturbance and over 17 million have experienced a psychiatric disorder. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Liz Garbus, A Dangerous Son focuses primarily on three families in crisis, each struggling with a child's severe mental illness and desperately seeking treatment in the face of limited resources and support. Interspersed with interviews with mental-health experts and advocates -- including Dr. Thomas Insel, former director of the National Institute of Mental Health, and Andrew Solomon, author of Far from the Tree -- the film highlights the cycle of counselor visits, medications, hospitalizations and encounters with law enforcement (calling the police is too often a heart-wrenching last resort for parents). The guilt and isolation parents feel can be overwhelming, as is the constant worry that their child may harm themselves or others. And while treatment can greatly improve outcomes, appropriate care is a luxury only for those who can afford it, or who happen to live in states with free or affordable treatment. An intimate look at childhood psychiatric disorders, A Dangerous Son exposes the cracks in a system that fails too many families, with potentially devastating consequences."--Container.

Publisher, Date:
[New York] : HBO Home Entertainment, [2018]
Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2018]
1 videodisc (85 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
digital optical surround Dolby Digital 2.0
video file DVD video region 1
Target Audience Note:
Canadian Home Video Rating: Not Rated.
"This disc is expected to play back in DVD video "play only" devices and may not play in other DVD devices, including recorders and PC drives"--Container.
Originally broadcast on television by HBO in 2018.
Title from disc surface.
Editor, Sari Gilman ; director of photography, Gabriel Miller.
DVD-R, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0.
For private home use only.
In English with English subtitles.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
A Dangerous Son: Introduction ; Anger Issues and Violent Tendencies ; Sandy Hook Elementary ; Uncontrollable Rages ; Residential Treatment ; L.A. County Regulations ; Seeking Mental Health Treatment ; Facility Placement ; Entering Residential Treatment ; Mental Illness Is Taboo ; Behavioral Changes ; Family Dynamics ; Leaving Residential Treatment ; Declining Stability ; Behavioral Outburst ; Improving Behavior ; Family Welfare ; Credits: A Dangerous Son.
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