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9 yo DD, hormonal and crying all the time

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It does sound like there is something going on.
Yes, I would say its worth going to the GP's about.

Your poor DD and poor you. It's tough when they are sad and you don't know how to help.

I hope you have a good GP who is willing to listen to what you have to say and give you the right referral. Good Luck.

Flisspaps Mon 21-Jan-13 12:30:14

Could it be the onset of puberty?

minko Mon 21-Jan-13 11:55:42

DD, who is usually a cheerful, chirpy girl is suddenly constantly weepy. To begin with she kept telling me it was because of something at school, or what someone said or worrying her hamster is going to die (!) but now she's realised there isn't a reason, she just feels sad all the time. She needs reassurance and cuddling all the time. She's also not sleeping very well - at the best of times she's an extremely light sleeper - now she just lies in bed crying. I've also noticed she's gone a bit OCD, having to use the loo 15 times before she goes to sleep, touching things weirdly... (I recognise the signs as I was a bit the same way at her age!)

Anyway, I'm sure it's all normal, but I'm worried how this is affecting her school work. She's not very confident academically and this is going to make things worse. Is it worth visiting the doctor? Is there anything he can do???

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