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How do I help my bi polar teen age daughter who is out of control?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Garron Miller
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Med adjustments
Maybe needs med adjustments.

In brief: Med adjustments
Maybe needs med adjustments.
Dr. Garron Miller
Dr. Garron Miller
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Dr. Kathryn Seifert
Medication is often helpful, as well as therapy. Get an evaluation by physician and psychiatrist or psychologist.
Dr. Matthew Keener
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Empathy, medicine
Resist the tendency to become frustrated with her. Understand that she's suffering from a serious illness.
Listen to her with empathy, talk to her about your concern for her well-being, and make sure she is regularly seen by a qualified adolescent psychiatrist where available.

In brief: Empathy, medicine
Resist the tendency to become frustrated with her. Understand that she's suffering from a serious illness.
Listen to her with empathy, talk to her about your concern for her well-being, and make sure she is regularly seen by a qualified adolescent psychiatrist where available.
Dr. Matthew Keener
Dr. Matthew Keener
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Bipolar
Set limits at home, follow advise of her therapist, be involved in her treatment, enlist support from other family members, monitor her medications, engage her in recreational activities & be part of them, reward for achievements & positive behaviors.

In brief: Bipolar
Set limits at home, follow advise of her therapist, be involved in her treatment, enlist support from other family members, monitor her medications, engage her in recreational activities & be part of them, reward for achievements & positive behaviors.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Seek medical care
I recommend that you refer her to a mental health professional preferably.
If that's not possible, then to a primary care professional. If she has signs of acute mania - racing thoughts, hyperactivity, sleepless, reckless behavior, elated, she is to be taken to the nearest er. Same if suicidal.

In brief: Seek medical care
I recommend that you refer her to a mental health professional preferably.
If that's not possible, then to a primary care professional. If she has signs of acute mania - racing thoughts, hyperactivity, sleepless, reckless behavior, elated, she is to be taken to the nearest er. Same if suicidal.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Bipolar child
Best to have her assessed by a child psychiatrist for evaluation & tx recommendations.

In brief: Bipolar child
Best to have her assessed by a child psychiatrist for evaluation & tx recommendations.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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