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Child "withdraws from society..." but does not claim any workshop. Finally she went berserk and is already punching some guy. I have two dogs, but how do I command them to hug her?

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    No offense, but I lol'ed when I read this question.
    – Kadima
    Commented Aug 23, 2016 at 22:06

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She went bezerk because you didn't have the specific kind of workshop she was looking for. In the future, if you get a moody dwarf who's not claiming a workshop, build any workshop types you don't have yet. When you build the right one, they will know instantly and run and claim it immediately. (You can sometimes get a hint of what workshop they might be looking for by checking their preferences and skills.)

At this point, there is no way to bring her back. She will be berserk until she dies. She will refuse to eat or drink anything ever again.

You can try locking her in a room until the inevitable end, to keep her from aggravating your other dwarves. Or guide her to the caverns or a dangerous surface environment, if there is an exit close enough. You could also build a wall around her, and tear it down when it's no longer needed.

But, alas, there is no cure.

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    I'm not sure how to "guide" her -- she went bezerk in the meeting hall. One of my miners used his main tool to solve the problem. That was fast. Weird, but noone looks upset.
    – Nakilon
    Commented Aug 24, 2016 at 22:29
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    So I followed your advice to bulid everything missing and the next dwarf with 'plant mood' was happy to find a Craftsdwarf's Workshop.
    – Nakilon
    Commented Aug 24, 2016 at 23:06
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Use the metal head of a warhammer on her head or the pointy end of a sword in her belly to make her keep calm. Arrows will work, too.

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