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A 16-year-old female asked:

Go through phases of up and down and regular moods. feel like its all made up. suicidal one day and happier than ever the next. what disorder is it?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
A lifethreatning one: A person who has suicidal ideations (thoughts or plans), gestures, or attempts needs evaluation and treatment right away. The recommended way to get treatment is to visit an emergency room, by ambulance or by having a companion drive. In the US, the emergency phone number for an ambulance is 911. One can also find suicide prevention hotline numbers online, for her local area.
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
? sensory processing: It is possible you might have a sensory processing disorder -the issue is self regulation. Does not happen automatically and if people are insightless and take no responsibility to work on regulation can cause a lot of distress-"the out of synch child " 1995-Carol kranowitz, also 2017 " the out of synch child grows up"

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Last updated Apr 1, 2019

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