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If you had or have a troubled child...

Posted by on Jun. 17, 2017 at 1:50 PM
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Have you found any solutions? My 9 year old has always been troubled. She gets angry and throws huge tantrums, is extremely disrespectful, says horrible horrible things and has mentioned suicide. We have hospitalized her, medicated her, and she is currently in therapy and nothing is working. She was diagnosed with OCD/Anxiety while she was in the hospital.

She is very lonely because she has a hard time keeping friends. I'm so lost and I dont know where to turn next. She is on her second therapist by the way and she actually seems worse after her therapy sessions. 

I have 4 other children and none of them have any issues like hers but they are suffering because of her issues. Any advice or stories of success are appreciated.

by on Jun. 17, 2017 at 1:50 PM
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LancesMom
by Gold Member on Jun. 17, 2017 at 6:47 PM

Have you talked to her doctor about meds for her anxiety? 

hotspice58
by Member on Jun. 17, 2017 at 11:00 PM
Sounds like she needs anti_anxiety meds. Unmedicated anxiety plays out like that.
HJ0988
by Member on Jun. 18, 2017 at 8:24 AM


Quoting LancesMom:

Have you talked to her doctor about meds for her anxiety? 

She is currently on medication for her anxiety and OCD. It has helped but still isnt enough unfortunately.

Stevensmomma
by Bronze Member on Jun. 18, 2017 at 8:26 AM
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I am not sure sounds like you are trying everything.
Talk to her drs and ask for suggestions
NearSeattleMom
by Gold Member on Jun. 19, 2017 at 2:23 PM

Are you also getting therapy?  It might help if you get counseling together, as a family.

Where's her dad?  Is your household otherwise stable?

Good luck!

emarin77
by Silver Member on Jun. 19, 2017 at 5:48 PM

That sounds more then what she was diagnosed with.  Was she diagnosed by a neuro-psychologist?  I suggest being seen by that specialist.

3Junebabies
by Member on Jun. 19, 2017 at 5:54 PM
She's missing a coping technique. A way to help her calm down. I always take the child out and away from everyone else and just try to give the child a moment to breathe. Also, the person to guide her should be someone she trusts.
HJ0988
by Member on Jun. 20, 2017 at 8:10 AM

She was diagnosed by a psychologist. I will look into a neuro-psychologist if that is something different and more qualified to diagnose her. I agree that there is more to it. The problem is, when she was in the hospital getting diagnosed she was an angel compared to the other kids and they almost seemed like they didnt believe me about how she acts at home.

Quoting emarin77:

That sounds more then what she was diagnosed with.  Was she diagnosed by a neuro-psychologist?  I suggest being seen by that specialist.


SamMom912
by Silver Member on Jun. 20, 2017 at 8:15 AM
Anxiety and depression go together. How does she do at school? Have you considered that her current med may not be helping?
I like the Genesight test, cheek swab, and 48hrs later you have a list of what meds are good fit. Our children are not guinea pigs.
My child is leaving next week for a therapeutic camp for 7 weeks to help 24/7 learn better coping skills and be around other kids with similar struggles.
HJ0988
by Member on Jun. 20, 2017 at 8:21 AM

She actually does really good at school as far as behaving but she has a very hard time keeping friends and comes home from school twice as bad as how she is during the summer. We've seen an improvement with her intrusive thoughts of hurting her family with her medication. I have never heard of the Genesight test, I'm definitely looking into that. I wish we had a camp like that in our area. The only thing that is sort of like that will only take kids that are 10+. 

Quoting SamMom912: Anxiety and depression go together. How does she do at school? Have you considered that her current med may not be helping? I like the Genesight test, cheek swab, and 48hrs later you have a list of what meds are good fit. Our children are not guinea pigs. My child is leaving next week for a therapeutic camp for 7 weeks to help 24/7 learn better coping skills and be around other kids with similar struggles.


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