My 17yr old dd left grammar school at 14 due to anxiety issues and was homeschooled by LEA for 2 years at sametime she underwent regular psychotherapist sessions.
GCSE results not bad considering and she went back into a private school sixth form last year. Touch and go for last year but she managed to just about get through it with a few prolonged absences due to anxiety.
AS grades not as good as hoped for - A/C/U so now she has resigned herself that she will not get into Uni and no longer wants to continue with A levels but also has no confidence to try and find a job. We have visited a few Uni opendays and she doesn't feel she would cope with Uni life anyway! She's an only child, has very few friends and no social life.
Am so worried and don't know what to do - any suggestions or stories of others who have experienced similar would be greatly appreciated. thanks
thanks mumblechum. She's still seeing a therapist and has seen a psychiatrist - within 5 minutes off first visit he recommended prozac and valium!!! - this scared us both and she is adamant she'll sort herself out without medication. The therapist is very good but results can be shortlived! think I'll try and persuade the resits idea - re Uni; my thoughts too - visited one that's an hour away that she liked, problem being that she doubts she'll get the grades to get in there!thanks for your help and taking the time to reply.