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Struggle for Control

Struggle for Control

Part of a series of documentaries focusing on mental health issues facing children and youth. Following the stories of four youth, the film sheds light on the causes, symptoms, community resources, and treatments of three of the most commonly-diagnosed behavior disorders: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Conduct Disorder.

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Main credits

Wood, Melanie (film director)
Wood, Melanie (screenwriter)
Bartlett, Sharon (film producer)
LeRose, Maria (film producer)
LeRose, Maria (narrator)
Slinger, Helen (screenwriter)

Other credits

Camera, Maz Lindenthaler, John Dowell; editor, Tim Wanlin; original music, Lesley Sutherland, Fresh Air Audio.

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Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder; Childhood onset mental disorders; Children; Family life; Personal experience; "Struggle for Control"; Natl Film Board of Canada

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