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The Struggle Of Finding Help For 'A Dangerous Son'

Stacy Shapiro and her son are featured in the new documentary A Dangerous Son, directed by Liz Garbus. It follows families with children who have violent outbursts due to mental illness.
Bill, Amy, Edie and William (from left) are one of the families featured in the documentary A Dangerous Son. Source: Courtesy of HBO

A new HBO documentary tells a story about families with children who have psychiatric disorders that lead to violent behavior.

A Dangerous Son, which premieres Monday, focuses on three families who are dealing with the simultaneous challenges of handling children prone to lashing out while looking for treatment that is not always available.

"I don't know how to control my anger," 10-year-old Ethan says in one clip.

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