I have a 14 yr old dd who has epilepsy, bi-polar disorder and severe anxiety. She is also DCD (developmentally and cognitively disabled. We have a handle on her bi-polar now, but before we did, she acted in much the same way. We tried punishments and rewards....to no avail. The problem wasn't HER it was her MEDS. After spending 3 weeks in an adolescent psyche unit, we got a handle on her meds and they have been working ever since and she is a completely different person. If your dd hasn't seen her dr. in a while - I would start THERE. When kids begin and go through puberty, their meds need adjusting for the different hormone levels. I want to be of help to you - so feel free to pm me.....
at 1:02 PM on Nov. 2, 2010