Dealing with Depression/daughter problem

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QUESTION: my daughter is 15 years old few months ago she starts to show some changes in behavior. she washes her hands with a lot of water and soap. she is afraid from any thing that may be unclean. if I cough in the room she leaves it. no body can come close to her, she is afraid from infection. she refuses to go outside with us and spends too much time on the internet sleeping too much late. she changes her clothes many times a day. our life is going very bad and sad. please help

ANSWER: Your daughter may be suffering from a compulsive disorder  that appears to be  prompted by excess production of stress hormones such as adrenaline an cortisol.  The most common disease that can cause these symptoms is hypoglycemia (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/what-is-hypoglycemia/).

This can be treated by going on a hypoglycemic diet (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/the-hypoglycemic-diet/)


Read: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Nutrition
  http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-and-nutrition/

and discuss with your daughter’s doctor if you so wish or consult a nutritional doctor.

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Jurriaan Plesman BA (Psych) Post Grad Dip Clin Nutrition
Editor of the Hypoglycemic Association of Australia
http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au
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QUESTION: please you can provide me with a stepwise program to follow to evaluate the case and the suitable treatment schedule

Answer
She needs to go on the hypoglycemic diet, to start off with. You find that program at:

http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/the-hypoglycemic-diet/

If you have any problems please contact a nutritional doctor of a clinical nutritionist.

___________________________________________________
Jurriaan Plesman BA (Psych) Post Grad Dip Clin Nutrition
Editor of the Hypoglycemic Association of Australia
http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au
Skype:jurplesman
Also at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/183150461841144/
My Articles at Docs
  https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1M3x0ciu21Q8-KJO3tcIuxE-Mn97OIxCKzuhHDY8umrU#id.m9k24s-yjf9sc  

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Jurriaan Plesman, Nutritional Psychotherapist

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I have a degree in Psychology from the Sydney University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition. I am also the author of “GETTING OFF THE HOOK” which deals with the nutritional and psychological treatment of personality disorders. It is freely available on the internet at Google Book Search. I am interested in the relationship between nutrition and behaviour, and as a Probation ans Parole Officer facilitated groups for offenders, many of whom were alcoholics and drug addicts, sex offenders or compulsive gamblers, as well as the whole gamut of “personality disorders”. I am also the ex-editor of the Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia Newsletter, a quarterly publication dealing with hypoglycemia and related health problems. Its web site, together with a shortened course of PSYCHOTHERAPY can be visited at: http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au

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Nutritional Psychotherapist

Organizations
The Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia

Publications
Book: GETTING OFF THE HOOK
My articles can be found at: https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1M3x0ciu21Q8-KJO3tcIuxE-Mn97OIxCKzuhHDY8umrU#id.m9k24s-yjf9sc

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BA (Psych) Sydney University, Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr (International Academy of Nutrition)

Past/Present Clients
See My Career as a Nutritional Psychotherapist at: http://psychonutrionaltherapy.blogspot.com/2009/07/my-career-as-nutritional-psychologist.html

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