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Dr. Alan D. Schmetzer, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Dr. Alan D Schmetzer M.D. is a top Psychiatrist in Indianapolis, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Alan D Schmetzer M.D. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Alan D Schmetzer M.D. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Alan D Schmetzer M.D. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Indianapolis, IN, Dr. Alan D Schmetzer M.D. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
47 years Experience
Dr. Alan D. Schmetzer, M.D.
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • In Univ Sch of Med, Indianapolis In
  • Accepting new patients

I saw my daughter stealing money from my bag. Could it be kleptomania?

There are a number of explanations as to why a teen might take money or objects -- I wouldn't jump to the conclusion that your daughter has kleptomania. Sometimes this sort of READ MORE
There are a number of explanations as to why a teen might take money or objects -- I wouldn't jump to the conclusion that your daughter has kleptomania. Sometimes this sort of behavior is a plea for more attention. But since it seems to have been going on for a while -- and since there could be bad consequences such as an arrest for shoplifting if this continues to happen in stores -- it would probably be wise to seek out assistance from a mental health professional rather than trying to take care of it on your own. Your family physician might be able to recommend a reliable adolescent specialist, or your local chapter of Mental Health America may be able to provide recommendations. In any case, such problems are quite treatable, so I wish your daughter a speedy resolution, whatever the cause!

Alan D. Schmetzer, M.D.