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Posted on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 in Mental Health
Question: My girlfriend's son, 14, is beginning to have some issues. He is cutting himself, shoplifting and what's to French kiss his mom!
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Consultation

Detailed Answer:
Hello, and thanks for your question.

The symptoms you describe could be a variety of things. Highest priority include depression, and a developing personality disorder such as borderline or antisocial personality disorder. These conditions are all treatable. He should be evaluated in-person by a psychiatrist, or a psychologist who can perform personality testing. This diagnostic information can then direct treatment, which consists of medication and psychotherapy.

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