Behavioral Changes In Teenage Daughter

Q:

"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).
A:

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 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. He is also a clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
 
 
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