Anxiety and depression in children

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7606649 tn?1392686521 My mom suffered from depression and I got it. Neither of my parents have anxiety or are bipolar, so don't know who I got those from. Its something I worry about that though. Dad has no mental illnesses.
Avatar f tn Since being pregnant I've gone from being so happy about being pregnant to now dreading it all. I'm stressing about money and how to afford it and how me and my boyfriend will get on when it's here. I feel worthless sometimes and worry about the future for my child in case I can't afford things for it. I can't seem to sleep because I'm stressing about little things that shouldn't even bother me.
Avatar f tn i've taken a lot of meds and i believe at one point i was on lexapro...but can't remember how it worked. as far as your daughter goes...i'd make sure she sees a good children's psychiatrist before putting her on meds. the reason is because if i were a parent, it would be easy for me to fear my child going through what i went through and finding symptoms where there may not be any. i'm not saying that's what you've done...
Avatar f tn I do belong to a support group for parents and teachers of children suffering from anxiety and many of our children are taking SSRI's - Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa, etc. some as young as three years of age. Our child has been taking a SSRI for about six years (she is now 12 years old) and we hope she will be able to function without her medication very soon.
Avatar f tn m afraid of taking it because I take seizure meds (carbamazepine) and I am now taking Diazepam as needed. Do you believe as well that this is in fact all due to anxiety and depression and not something else. Also, I need to know if this medication is the only option for me. And does Paxil interact with Diazepam and does paxil interact with carbamazepine? Does carbamazepine interact with diazepam and vice versa? Please help! Write me back!
Avatar f tn As many as one in every 33 children and one in eight adolescents may have depression. (U.S. Center for Mental Health Services [CMHS], 1996) Once a young person has experienced a major depression, he or she is at risk of developing another depression within the next five years. (CMHS, 1996) Two-thirds of children with mental health problems do not get the help they need. (CMHS, 1996) A recent study led by Dr.
Avatar n tn I have a 13 yo son diagnosed with general anxiety disorder, depression, and OCD. He was put on prozac 1 1/2 years ago, starting at 10 mg. It helped a little, so eventually it was increased to 20 mg. In January, it was increased to 30 mg, but it seemed like the anxiety fears were more on the upswing, and the OCD wasn't as much under control. He also had a lot of health issues going on that same year, and we believe the prozac was tangled up and at least increasing his stomach pain.
Avatar f tn Yes, I do feel that way. My parents are in their late 70's which frightens me. I'm afraid once they're gone and if my husband were to die first, I would most likely end my life. I too, have had depression and anxiety all my life and haven't been able to work for a long time and don't know how I would get by, alone in the world. I am 49 and feel old now, so getting even older and more infirmed sounds so scary.
1018650 tn?1251392119 I am constantly thinking in my head and playing out scenes of people hurting my children and it scares the hell out of me..It makes me a nervous wreck.. I cry all the time cause I am scared someone will hurt them, i check on them several times in the night to make sure they are okay.. I cant let them have fun cause I am to busy trying to make sure they are safe.. It disturbs me because I can not shake these thoughts and the real like images in my head...
Avatar f tn I have done research on agent orange exposure and a whole list of health problems in children and grandchildren of vietnam vets. My dad was in vietnam and was exposed to it, and i wonder if my lifetime of anxiety and bouts of depression could be linked to agent orange. Does anyone have links or info, or who suspect their health issues may be linked too?
1876782 tn?1320490201 I am now over 400lbs and my quality of life has gone down the toilet. I turn to food in moments of anxiety and depression. Some people turn to drink or drugs. I guess I'm lucky I didn't choose those, but my life is just as ruined. Is there a way out of this? I have such bad anxiety (stemming from depression) that I can't even work now. I have no way to see a counselor at this time. Are there any other options? I feel like I'm a ticking time-bomb.
Avatar f tn Yes im 24 weeks. I had the worst anxiety and depression. Im on zoloft now.
Avatar n tn This is often seen in treatment of depression in children and teens and, I would presume, in adults. I am definitely not an expeert in this field, but I have read of this happening a lot. I hope you stay around. We are a very active and rich group and we really welcome all comers. We have a lot of fun and share a huge amount of info. I was a pediatrician in my former life and try to answer what I can. I'll noodle around and see if I can give you a clearer answer.
1559289 tn?1294749613 My problem started in 2005 with really bad panic attacks and got help for those *effexor xr and xanax* it started getting better and havent had a panic attack since 2005 but suffer from generalized anxiety disorder. it is getting progressively worse to the point that it is affecting my everyday life and my performance at my job. I am worried to death that i am not gonna be able to work anymore and that means me and my husband and children will lose everything we have worked so hard to get......
Avatar m tn Therapy and meds can work so well if you find the right therapist and you are on the correct medication.Alot of people try and deal with depression in silence--it doesn't work.
Avatar n tn com and realized it is recommended for OCD in children, but not depression. It goes on, stating that in clinical trials there were no connections between zoloft and suicide in children either with OCD or drepression. I want to help my daughter be happy, but why would the psychiatrist place her on a medication which is not approved by the FDA??
Avatar n tn I have a 13 yo son diagnosed with general anxiety disorder, mild depression, and OCD. He was put on prozac 1 1/2 years ago, starting at 10 mg. It helped a little, so eventually it was increased to 20 mg. In January, it was increased to 30 mg, but it seemed like the anxiety fears were more on the upswing, and the OCD wasn't as much under control. He also had a lot of health issues going on that same year, and we believe the prozac was tangled up and at least increasing his stomach pain.
874521 tn?1424116797 What does confuse the issue etc though is that children who live and are raised in an environment where depression is evident tend to learn those same patterns of behaviour and approach to life. It is inevitable that should occur as we learn most of our behaviour in the ages up to about 5, when parents are dominant and possibly our only source of input. If they act depressed and are always negative etc then we, as children, are likely to develop those same patterns. Do you follow?
Avatar f tn i am a 24 year old female who suffers severe anxiety and depression. I also had very strange and painful periods.
Avatar n tn My suggestion, have him talk to a psychologist who specializes in anxiety in children. It sounds an awful lot like social anxiety. And want to stress this: He does need his friends, but he also needs his family. If you have any questions about social anxiety, I'd be happy to answer them for you.
Avatar f tn ) Not true, of course, but it is scary to watch a parent/spouse go from easy going and happy to anxious/depressed/irritable/angry in just a few days. So far, this time around, the Citalopram seems to be helping the anxiety and depression and neither our children or I are seeing the scary irritability and other stuff that we saw with the first two treatments.
Avatar n tn i read not too long ago that the fibromyalgia with depression is not a clinical depression--there is a physical cause for it---i asked the pharmacist about it and he told me that there is ALWAYS a physical cause for depression. i have struggled with depression and anxiety for more of my life than i even realized until i got older, learned more and looked back over my life.
Avatar f tn This pranayam will get you in a very relaxed state, and gradually help with the anxiety and depression. When you can do anulom vilom for more than 15 minutes, you will start to get over the anxiety.Let me know when you start to notice the benefits.Do it with concentration and with eyes closed. Build up your timing gradually.If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume after one minute. Kapalbhati pranayam -(Do it before eating) Push air forcefully out through the nose about once per second.
Avatar f tn Often anxiety accompanies depression. I had depression myself many years ago now and I also suffered from anxiety during my depression, so I know how anxious one can get. The reason I'm asking these questions is because some prescription medications can cause lapses in memory or perhaps affect your balance. I would like to offer some suggestions if possible, but I need a little bit more information from you.
10907499 tn?1413739044 Hi! I'm new to this forum and to this site. I was diagnosed with complex partial seizures about 20 years ago, while in the Air Force. I had tried all meds but failed to see any improvement in my condition. I was getting an MRI and EEG done every year post-surgery (in 1998) for a few years but tired of the treatment and visits because I was doing so well post-surgery.
Avatar n tn She's very shy around others and no one would suspect how difficult she is at home when she feels comfortable. The above sentence reminds me of our child. Our child suffers from anxiety (although it is much more severe than what you are describing). I am wondering if your daughter is suffering from social anxiety, which by the way, is often co-morbid with depression. Frustrations and tantrums in the safety of the home are very common behaviours of children suffering from anxiety.