December 13, 2016
Nine-year-old Makenze has been diagnosed with multiple psychological and behavioral issues, starting from when she was five years old. Her mother, Lisa, says Makenze has been on numerous medications over the years to treat everything from A.D.H.D. and O.D.D (Oppositional Defiance Disorder) to Disruptive Mood Disorder, but Dr. Phil says Makenze isn’t being treated – her symptoms are just being managed.
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“I don’t have the vocabulary to tell you how outraged I am by the medications that have been thrown at your child, says Dr. Phil to the girl’s parents. “And that is not your fault, by the way.”
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In the video above, Dr. Phil informs the warring parents that, apart from medication to manage their daughter’s behaviors, there are alternative treatments available. Tune in to Dr. Phil on Friday to hear his words of encouragement for Makenze’s family.
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