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15 Year old Grandson may have depression
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An_258916 posted:
My grandson's parents have been divorced since he was 5. His mother has been taking him to Chiropractors who use kinesiology and other such stuff since then as he complained of headaches. This is just the tip of the iceberg. He has been on so many OTC pills to "help" him, my son and I don't know what most of them are. He is a high IQ child and has always done extremely well in school. Starting in the 9th grade, at the beginning of the year, be complained of severe headaches, brain fog, lethargy, etc until his mom took him out of school and took him to a Dr. of allergies in Dallas (environmental). She was told he had severe environmental allergies and was given more pills and shots. He did homework at home and aced everything but could not handle school. The same thing happened when he started the 10th grade so he did virtual schooling. Now, he recently restarted the 10th grade and for two and half weeks was gung ho, but headaches, etc have started and his mother has kept him out of school this past week. Help, who do we turn too! His father and I are frantic.
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momuv4girls responded:
This is a difficult situation on many levels.

Your G-son has had his mom directing his medical care for many years now........this may be a hard pattern to change.

His Dad may need to get involved by going to Dr. appointments with the mom and son - - trying to learn what is going on.
They may need to go to a therapist (LMFT) ALL together to try and sort out what type of care is needed, and figure out a plan so everyone can be involved.

Take care!
-Kathleen


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