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School Refusal

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Comment from: lost_mom, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 19

My 13 year old daughter has problems of school refusal; depression, anxiety, and social phobia. Plus possibly more! She has been bullied since kindergarten. I switched her to another school when she was in 3rd grade. Then she got bullied again. Then her older sister bossed her around after she had a couple of kids. Then she moved out. I think that is when her depression started, at 10 years old. Then my dad, her grandpa passed away 2 years ago. Then we had to sell his house, where we lived. I lived there since I was 8 years old. And she lived there from since she was born, 12 years old! We moved out of there about 4 months after it sold. This year she has missed so much school. She is in 8th grade. I have been taking her to counseling and to see a psychiatrist. She wants my daughter on Zoloft. I am afraid of the side effects!

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