Online Parent Support Chat

28.12.06

I'm nearly sick to my stomach...


Question:

I'm nearly sick to my stomach about my situation ...have a 15 (almost 16 yr. old) who consistently defies our authority. Of course, I could run down the whole list and check nearly every Bipolar/ADHD/ODD symptom. When do you know these kids need more help than you can give them?

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Response:

I would say you are at that point now (i.e., you probably need some outside assistance).

The solution to your situation will need to be twofold:

1. Pharmacotherapy -- you may want to take your child to a psychiatrist, especially if he has symptoms of bipolar

2. Parental interventions -- click here

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