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Growth and Development, Ages 11 to 14 Years - When to Call a Doctor

Your child's doctor can help you discuss difficult issues with your adolescent if you ever are having trouble doing so on your own. Keep in mind that important subjects, such as sex, should be addressed long before you think your child will face them.

Talk to your child's doctor if you are concerned about your child's health or other issues. For example:

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Call a doctor or a mental health professional if your child develops behavioral problems or signs of mental health problems. Signs may include:

  • Expressing a lack of self-worth.
  • Acting physically aggressive.
  • Dropping out of school or failing classes.
  • Drinking alcohol or using drugs or tobacco.
  • Having serious relationship problems with friends and family that affect home or school life.
  • Showing signs of depression, such as a lack of interest in normal activities and withdrawing from others.
  • Regularly experiencing severe mood swings, such as being happy and excited one minute and sad the next.

Also be aware that these problems can sometimes be warning signs of suicide.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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