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A 52-year-old female asked:

my niece needs attention constantly she is an adult when she doesn't get it she hurts herself.

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Need to see psych: She needs to see a psychiatrist or a psychologist. Obviously what she does is not a normal thing to do. She could have a borderline personality or other condition. How old is she?
Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Well, I : Would look up the term "borderline personality disorder" and see if she fits that category. Does she cut herself? She needs evaluation, possibly medication to help mood but psychotherapy is the largest component of treatment. Good luck in your efforts.

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Last updated Oct 31, 2020

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