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A 16-year-old female asked:

I am experiencing inattention, restlessness, poor concentration, feeling depressed, mood swings, and memory problems. the following also describe me: impulsive or reckless behavior, increased talkativeness, poor judgement, and loss of temper but not self

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Needs work: We preform at our best when we get adequate restorative sleep, are in good health, ingest proper nutrition and work in a comfortable setting. You need to start your efforts with a visit to your doctor for a health screening. A screening for mental health issues is also important. That should allow you and your doctor to focus on any other needed evaluation or treatment.
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Last updated Nov 25, 2018
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