Is this a disorder?

My younger brother has had decreasing performance in school over the past six months. During this time, he has become more irritable and irresponsible, has changed his group of friends, and has had decreasing personal hygiene. He was previously a high-achieving student, but his grades have slipped to the extent that he is failing several courses. Is this some kind of disorder that has been developed? How can i help him ?
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Padmanjali K S
Pediatrician 20 yrs exp Bangalore
Many an adolescents go through these problems. Please take him to a Pediatrician who may refer him to a child psychologist. It's also important to ensure that there is no problem with his physical health.
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