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Teenager violentbehaviour

My friend's daughter age is 14 years old. She has thyroid problem. Her weight is 78kg height 5.3. Behaviour as per school teachers: She is very friendly but she is not concentrating on studies. Her Behaviour is good. At home: Sometimes she is very good and affectionate. Some times she is behaving very violent. Specially for internet and food. Her mother is trying for physical activities but she is not going for any physical activity. And she is talking very rudely and spoiling things forcefully at home. She is 14years girl but still she is a kid only (no periods (puberty)) We want to know exact problem and we want to know best treatment for this problem.
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hi, she needs to be taken to a endocrinologist and a gynaecologist for the treatment of her thryroid and delay in her menstruation cycles (which could also be due to thyroid). she needs to start exercising and losing weight, you could send her for cycling or swimming with her friends, maybe she'll like doing that. after the check up, please visit a psychologist for furthur evaluation and therapy. do not worry much, the problem can be solved. take care
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Ms. Hema Sampath Bangalore | Clinical Psychologist
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Please  first visit a Gynecologist in your city near you and get treated for the thyroid problem.
Also do consult a Counsellor and have session with them which might help her to understand her issues and take care of herself.
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You have mentioned that she is 14 years and she is having thyroid problem. Since she is overweight, and is also irritable (suggestive of depression), it is likely that she is suffering from Hypothyroidism. This appears to be the main cause. Hypothyroidism is known to cause depression, overweight, and also menstrual disturbances such as delayed cycles or excess bleeding (in some).
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She may require treatment for Hypothyroidism with the aim of keeping her TSH levels between 0.3 to 3 uIU. If her depression is clinically significant, she may also require treatment for depression. You need to consult a psychiatrist in person. He would be able to treat her and solve her problem.
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The mention of a psychiatrist need not upset you. Endocrinological disorders such as Thyroid dysfunction lead to psychological problems which need to be tackled from both medical as well as psychiatric angles. She would do very well within a month. Additionally, she may also be suffering from severe deficiency of Vitamin D and Iron deficiency anemia, both of which need to be addressed too.
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