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30.1.09

We put it down to teenage mood swings...

We are at the end of our tether with our 19 year old daughter. She is the oldest of 3 children and has 2 younger brothers. She rules this family and our lives with her mood swings, temper tantrums, constant swearing and hateful glares. She slams doors and is always angry.

SHe has attended boarding school for the last 5 years, we changed schools for her last 2 years which for her was a better move, she was so much happier at a co-ed school rather than the single sex school she first attended. We had problems with her during these years but not unmanageable ones, we put it down to teenage mood swings.

After leaving shcool at the end of 2007 she attended a hospitality course which she didnt like and came back home after one term. She had put on a lot of weight during that term which she was very unhappy with. We have since had 7 months of her at home with us, she has put on more weight, has had very little work as she doesn't want to go anywhere. She has attempted suicide a couple of times, we have taken her to our Gp who prescribed an anti-depressant which she took for 3 months but this made her more tired and even more unable to get the door so she stopped taking them. Her unhappiness in herself I believe is at the root of all of this, she drinks alot when she goes out and has become very reckless and just doesn't seem to care anbout anything. We are at our wits end as to what to do to help her or how we can make her change her ways.

My Out-of-Control Teen

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