“I’m very frustrated because it seems nobody knows what’s wrong with Makenze,” says mom, Lisa, about her 9-year-old daughter. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Is unbelievable drama dividing your family?
Lisa says Makenze has seen five psychiatrists and three therapists since the age of 5 and has been put on a number of medications over the years to treat everything from A.D.H.D. and O.D.D (Oppositional Defiance Disorder) to Disruptive Mood Disorder. She says a recent MRI indicated there was nothing physically wrong with her child’s brain.WATCH: Dad Of ‘Out Of Control’ 9-Year-Old Blames Mom’s Parenting: ‘She Just Needs To Come Up With A Better Punishment’
In the video above, Lisa describes a number of – what she says – are Makenze’s “disruptive behaviors” including swearing, biting, kicking, and attacking adults; trying to hurt other children – and even attempting to self-harm. “I’m terrified my nine-year-old daughter will either end up killing herself – or someone else.” WATCH: Hope For 9-Year-Old Struggling With Behavior Issues: Dr. Frank Lawlis Weighs In
Lisa says there is no current treatment plan for her daughter, and she’s looking for help. “I know Makenze’s never going to be perfect, but the torment that I go through every day, just can’t continue.”
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