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Something isn’t right with my daughter.

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My daughter is 14 and was put on ADD med last year, The way that she responds to situtations and with people I am starting to think that something is just not right. How can I find out what is going on with her mentally

Something isn’t right with my daughter.

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ADD medications, like any medication, need to be monitored carefully. The same medications and doses don’t work for every child. Some kids respond with serious side-effects. You didn’t say which medication so I can’t be specific. I suggest that you keep a careful record of your daughter’s moods and behaviors for a week or two and go back to the doctor with that information. Although there are many fine pediatricians who are doing a good job monitoring ADD meds, it is not their specialty. If you haven’t already, it might be a good idea to take your daughter (with your notes) to a child psychiatrist for an evaluation.
I wish you well.
Dr. Marie
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Something isn’t right with my daughter.

Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker

Dr. Marie is licensed as both a psychologist and marriage and family counselor. She specializes in couples and family therapy and parent education. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter.

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Hartwell-Walker, D. (2018). Something isn’t right with my daughter.. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 18, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2007/04/21/something-isnt-right-with-my-daughter/
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