ADHD

Question
Posted by: WVW | 2009-09-04

Q.

Personality disorder

Can u please help me my Daughter is 12 years old and we have a lot of trouble with her not at home only at school she has been in 5 schools in total and is now in a private school she is very aggresive and she have out burts at school se have been on rittelin and it did only work for a month we the gave her somting for stres that was pecribe by a homepath and it did only work for tree weeks now we are back were we started with our hand in our hair the scool phoned me and told me that they thick she has a personality disorder that is why she has the out burst is it possible and how can she be tested and wat is a opsion for treatment is there a organisation for parent with personality disorder in South Africa we stay in Mpumalanga Thank You Very Much

Expert's Reply

A.

ADHD Expert

Dear WVW,
A teacher cannot make a diagnosis like that; your daughter should be evaluated by an educational or clinical psychologist, alternatively by a psychiatrist. Once a diagnosis has been made by the medical professional, s/he will be able to point you in the direction of a support group. Your daughter's symptoms may well be attributed to ADD/ADHD - a month on any medication is not really a fair time to determine its effectiveness as the correct dosage needs to be established which can be a bit of a trial and error procedure. Please have your daughter re assessed and possibly get a second opinion on this diagnosis if you feel uncertain. Your GP should be able to provide you with medical professionals in your area; if not you can consult www.medpages.co.za for a listing.
Good luck,
Delia

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