Depression medication for young adults

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Avatar f tn i mean im a medical student i studied a psychiatric course and what i read from many lectures about depression is it says one of the etiology is genetic! so do i have higher risk for depression than someone whose mother is not depressed?
2212714 tn?1342262344 That history was needless to say negative. Does anyone know a counselor for adults who will be effective in ADHD/Depression?. We live near New Port Richey Florida. Perhaps starting from square one with my son cooperating is what is needed. At this point he has no insurance, goes to college and works weekends. Loves computer science subjects. I think he is ready for help as he now recognizes his great difficulty in concentrating.
Avatar f tn Potential for abuse — Stimulant abuse is a growing problem, particularly among teens and young adults. College students take them for a boost when cramming for exams or pulling all-nighters. Others abuse stimulant meds for their weight-loss properties. If your child is taking stimulants, make sure he or she isn’t sharing the pills or selling them. 1. Adderall 2. Concerta 3. Ritalin 4. Vyvanse 5. Strattera (do not use this, there is a warning on the label for suicidal thoughts) 6.
Avatar f tn I can't bear the thought of this illness within a child, knowing how hard it is for us adults. It is great that you have had some help with dealing with his aggression, but to be honest you should get a lot more help than you are getting! You sound exhausted by the stress of constantly fighting for the support you need, which is often the case, especially regarding child mental health.
Avatar f tn Great to find this forum, The best I’ve located for Adults with CP I just turned 61 born Dec 26 1952. I have mild CP since birth, my mother went into labor late on Christmas day, and her doctor was not available when she arrived at the hospital. In those days they sedated her with ether, waiting for his arrival. In addition forceps’ were used during my delivery. Anyway mom had told me that my handicap was due to lack of oxygen at birth.
Avatar n tn One of the common side effects of antidepressants, more common in young people but also in adults, are violent and suicidal thoughts. Sometimes a particular antidepressant can be very stimulating as well for some people, and Prozac is one known for that. That can increase your anxiety rather than help tamp it down. Much of this typically happens during the early phase of taking the drug and can stop over time, but it can also just be that this is not the proper medication for you.
Avatar m tn I've dealt with feelings of depression for a long time--years. And I've been suicidal in the past. I tried the therapy route. Been prescribed multiple antidepressants. Nothing has worked. I'm done with the whole racket, scam which is the mental health industry. I have not heard from one person, not a single person, who has been "healed" from a mental health "disease".
Avatar n tn Take the above advice and see if the professionals think he needs medication for depression. It can be hard sometimes for parents to get a balance with school work because they want their child to do well. But if that means he is being pushed beyond what he can cope with, then unfortunately you do have to drop the pressure. And you need to be very aware of what is going on in school because he may not be being supported to the level that he needs.
Avatar f tn Your doctor is absolutely right, as the incidence of suicidal thoughts or actions are much more common as a side effect of these drugs in teenagers and young adults. Doesn't anyone pay any attention to the news reportreports? In my opinion only psychiatrist should be dispensing these drugs any and only in conjunction with counseling. They are very useful but very powerful drugs! We are messing with brain chemistry here ya know...
Avatar m tn I'll be seeing her mental health physician on 7/11 and will certainly request something for medication. I'm not a professional but I seem to think that with medication AND the in-home services hand in hand, my little one's quality of life would change for the best. Im hopeful medication would be able to help her deal with other non-home related issues as well. I'm in the best area for medical care being outside of Boston by 20 minutes.
Avatar f tn or to warn ppl about this. It seems awfully scary for that to happen from a medication. My friend is doing good tho. Its only very mild. It's just very unfortunate that this happened because of meds.
Avatar n tn Perfectionism is a rough way to go for kids (and adults---- many depressed adults have perfectionism as a side issue). Being perfect is impossible and a standard that sets one up for failure their whole life and in everything. So, try to help her with it, Here are some age appropriate things to do with an 8 year old. Without her really realizing it, in front of her, make a big mistake and handle it with grace. Do this a few times.
539694 tn?1434569547 children, adults, learning disabilities, autism, mental health, addiction, paralysis, dementia etc. I've never really worked with under 5's but it's something that I've always wanted to do but partly never pursued it because I'm a young adult male and that amount of abuse and discrimination male nursery nurses have faced is a bit ridiculous. Anyway I really want to make the transition to nursery care as I want to work in early development and have always worked well with very small children.
5595038 tn?1426864545 He's 18 and he's had depression for 11 years. He says that the anti-depression pills only make his depression worse. He's kind of a loner except for his 4 friends and me. He says that he's really happy to be with me and have someone who cares about him. He keeps saying that he's a terrible boyfriend because he worries me when he feels depressed. I tell him it only worries me because I care about him...and he doesn't tell me what's wrong or what's causing him to be depressed.
Avatar f tn I took all paperwork to my pediatrician, she believes that there is no autism or adhd at work. She is backing a diagnosis of depression and recommends psychiatrist and medication. I am primary caregiver. I ensure food is healthy, homework is done, chores are completed and sports activities are attended and practiced. I also worry endlessly as if I am not being the disciplinarian, he has none omitting school.
Avatar f tn Nearly every AD I know of, carries warnings that they may make depression worse in teenagers/young adults. Sounds like that might be what happened to you. Yeah, I bet it was scary. Your depression could very well be caused by thyroid, but sometimes, we have to treat the symptoms, individually, until we get the underlying issue solved. That's what I had to do, though I fully understand that we are all very different and what's right for me, won't be right for everyone else.
Avatar f tn But you do say you suffer anxiety, so the big question is, are you in therapy? You're a bit young to jump on the medication carousel, so I'd recommend starting with a psychologist who specializes in treating anxiety problems. If you do want medication, you doctor isn't the person to do that, a psychiatrist is. But try to solve this without first.
702147 tn?1289835970 I am interested for personal reasons as well because I feel like this generations teenagers and young adults are the first to have "grown up" on this medication and I'm very anxious to see what happens.
1309735 tn?1275583364 I was setting here kind of pondering..... were a lot of you young when this started? I have been trying to pin point the moment this all started in my life. I have memories very young probably 7 or 8 where I remember i just couldn't stand all the commotions of the house parents and the kids and I would go lock the door in my closet and climb onto a shelf and sit there with my big raggedy Ann doll.
Avatar f tn Absolutely. Children are affected by everything we do, and they have a way of making everything THEIR fault in their little minds. So, when he sees you sad/happy, he may think he did something wrong. Depression and anxiety affects everyone in the person's life, but most significantly the children. I've lived it...my daughter who is 15, will say to me sometimes, "You never like to do anything or go anywhere".
202436 tn?1326477933 Hi again, I wanted to share this article with you on depression- it's for adults, but insightful. It talks about food allergies and a person who would fly into a psychotic rage because they were allergic to bananas. I tried to do some research on dysthimic disorder, but there was not much out there. I'll look for more info in my textbooks, I majored in Child Development. Here is the link to the article, let me know how you like it. www.cancertutor.com/other/depression.
Avatar n tn Do you have any suggestions how I could help her deal with depression without the medication and is Zoloft very dangerous to start with?
Avatar f tn That's a tough drug for someone so young -- it's not an easy one for adults. But if the depression has not been treated, it will still be there, and again, drugs don't treat it, they tamp down the symptoms. At that age I'm surprised therapy wasn't tried first, but so it goes.
Avatar f tn i have been on medication for about 20+ years i have seen psycologists psycotherapists i have done CBT EBT been to rehab gym eat well meditate breathing exercises and i still always end up doing the same thing.deciding that i dont want to be on medication.so i stop cold turkey and end up bed ridden like i am now.i want to know if medicinal marijuana will help me because i know pharmaceutical companies are corrupt and i cant keep going on like this.
Avatar n tn As one of the people who would fall squarely into the camp of not believing in medication for children as young as three for bipolar I guess your comment might be aimed at me somewhat. However you may take it my opinion is simply an opinion - nothing more and nothing less and I really feel deeply dissapointed in some of the vitriol being sprayed by some people here to people who might disagree with this course of action.
Avatar f tn I would seek help from a therapist to talk about things and learn coping mechanisms and how to track your depression to look for what triggers you. If you're not against medication, I'd also seek help from a psychiatrist. Therapy is a great help in sorting through things and learning how to take control of your life back instead of letting an illness have the control.
748543 tn?1463449675 For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
Avatar f tn Thanks for your story. I was told that NA is not for everyone. It is not for the weak. It is hard work. One meeting a day was and is not enough for me. 2-3 meetings a day, step work, NA functions, service work, and i am barely getting by. A story on paper is good cause it pts our life into perespective for us. From what i read- Doctors were probably the "Gods" in your ealry chilhood life due to multiple reconstrutive surgeries you underwent. You probably put a-lot of trust in them.