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A 4-year-old autistic boy undergoing intensive therapy. (credit: Getty Images/David Silverman/Newsmakers)

Child’s Case Illustrates Differences In Diagnosing Autism

When a Fort Worth boy was diagnosed by doctors to have autism, his mother asked his school place him in a separate class. But the school’s experts didn’t find him to have the condition. The issue, experts say, is that autism is difficult to diagnose and may differ between doctors.

04/12/2011

Lights flash on a police squad car. (credit: Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images)

State Cuts Force Police To Care For Mentally Ill

In a state that offers meager funding for mental health, law enforcement officers across Texas have performed the duties of psychologists and social workers.

CBSDFW.COM–03/13/2011

Richard Ruffert, a veteran suffering from PTSD who learned to treat it through a new program.

Court Program Gives Veterans A Second Chance

The Veteran’s Diversion Program allows veterans to have minor criminal charges against them dropped if they complete treatment for their PTSD.

CBSDFW.COM–12/15/2010

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Mom: Brain Mapping Shows ADHD Treatment Working

Nick Van Den Handel, 13, remembers how he felt taking medication for ADHD, and how much better he feels now.

10/28/2010

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