Behavioral Changes In Teenage Daughter


"My 14-year-old daughter, who was diagnosed with ADHD at age six, has always responded well to meds. However, this year, her personality has changed; she lies, is rude, and is sexually active — and doesn't seem to care."

Dr. Larry Silver specializes in treating children with attention deficit disorder (ADHD).

Your comments about your daughter greatly concern me. There are many possibilities for her behavioral change. The reason for her change must be clarified and addressed. She needs to see a competent mental health professional for an evaluation. Do not wait. It will only get worse.

Larry Silver, M.D., is clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and director of training in child and adolescent psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is a former acting director and deputy director of the National Institute of Mental Health, as well as the author of Dr. Larry Silver's Advice to Parents on AD/HD and The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping with Your Child's Learning Disabilities.
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