Depression treatment for children

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Avatar m tn I have suffered from anxiety and depression for a long time, and I've never felt any stigma from getting help. You have to always do what's going to benefit your children. Your children deserve a health and happy parent. It's hard to be the best parent we can be when fighting these illnesses, which is yet another reason to get help.
Avatar f tn You will learn coping skills, and will be in a better position to make rational decisions about treatment, and even if treatment is necessary. It isn't for everyone. I've had hep C for twenty years, and my doctors always told me it was not necessary to treat, however, I am in my third week of treatment now and wish I had treated earlier. I had prepared myself for treatment in such a way that you would have thought I was preparing to go to the guillotine!
Avatar m tn To the poster, for treating clinical depression, it is widely known that the best course of treatment involves a combination approach of medication and talk therapy. You sound to have a very complex medical history though. ADHD, mood disorders and depression requires a good psychiatrist to manage. Good communication with your doctor is essential as you try different medications to improve the situation. Add each one slowly monitoring if you improve in any way.
Avatar f tn Twice as many women are diagnosed with depression as men, but this may be due in part because women are more likely to seek treatment for depression.
901608 tn?1242152747 And the peace for which you yearn For each heartacheis a sojourn, That soon must come to and end. Iif you have faith to carry on, The toilsome road must bend. And though life is filled with trouble Skies are dark before the dawn. And the ones wholl see the sunlight, Are the ones who carry on. So whenever life's broad highway, Seems too steep for you to climb. FAITH AND HOPE will lead you onward To a place of joy sublime.
10678677 tn?1413257866 Once the baby comes you will see a love like you have never experienced before. Something to fight for and make yourself a better person for. Good luck.
Avatar m tn Someone close to me is battling depression. I'd known it for some time. I encouraged this person to reach out to professionals, but like me, there was a reluctance to do so. "It'll pass" he told me. Some time later, it was obvious to me that this person was still struggling so I brought up the idea of seeking help again. "It'll pass" he said. "It's okay to have a down day every once in a while isn't it" he added.
Avatar f tn i have a question about a med. Its lexapro. i was wondering if u can get pregnant while u are on it. if so what do i have to do.
Avatar f tn ive been on ribavirin and interfeuron for a month now. my throat and tounge and gums are becoming severly raw. is this a normal side affect to hep c treatments?i already have a time tryin to eat and keep the food down, now i have 2 worry about throwing it back up through a raw throat.
Avatar f tn This is about his father's absence (emotionally). I hope your husband is getting treatment for the depression. That is the only cure to this.
408958 tn?1214847183 Hello everyone and thank God for sites like this. Started treatment on Nov 27,07 and it has not been easy for me.Depression and fatigue are my main concern. Does it get better? I do see a PSY and take meds for the depression. Thank You and Good Luck to all .
Avatar m tn proper training both for the patient and for the patient's family, counseling on regular basis, play therapy (for children), Water therapy (for Autistic patients), music therapy and medications.
Avatar m tn I strongly encourage you to set and maintain appropriate boundaries for yourself and for your children. Remember too, the Interferon goes on much longer than the Incivek.
401095 tn?1351395370 Treatment of Fibromyalgia Alternative Medicine 5-HTP Combination Therapy for Fibromyalgia 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) is a supplement that is manufactured from the seeds of an African plant (Griffonia simplicifolia). 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is converted to the important neurotransmitter serotonin. 5- HTP is believed to raise the levels of serotonin. Serotonin plays a key role in insomnia and depression.
Avatar f tn Not even that one political thread and I really had things I wanted to say to I've not been doing well. I made it all the way through treatment with no depression and no meds other than the ones to deal with the wild mood swings. And now that I've done treatment, I've sunk into this deep dark depression. I've been quietly trying to battle it and I'm not doing well. It's completely irrational. It isn't because I got pulled off treatment early, that's not what I'm focused on.
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 have been suffering for 18 months with depression and anxiety after removal of thyroid for cancer. Has anyone had any luck with natural remedies? I am hesitant to try prescription meds.
Avatar f tn I have had depression and anxiety for past 7 years. Nothing seems to work. My husband is not supportive. I don't know what to do. I thought about suicide,but my draughts face keep coming in front of me. I don't wanna live. He always yells and thinks therapy is waste of time.
Avatar f tn Hang in there, you may have to try a few meds + have you considered getting treatment for the menapusal symptoms, horminal or whatever? Try to walk away from your children or just ignore. My son is 18 and i still have to tell him to wipe his mouth after eating, LOL, they could drive you mad, but dont get mad. You are causing yourself regret. Run into the bedroom and thump a pillow, try to get a break. Wash your face in the bathroom.
1423792 tn?1282660798 Does anyone here know of a support group (ideally on MedHelp) for teenage/adult children of bipolar parents? My mother has it (along with a great many other problems), which may have contributed genetically to my developing an eating disorder. She keeps getting treatment, then deciding she's "all better" and stopping her medication.
Avatar n tn I am wondering if there are any physical problems we could check for like hormone issues which may contribute to this depression. I have started giving him St. John's Wort and vitamins since that is the only thing I can get him to take willingly. This does seem to help with his anger. I am out of ideas and don't know what to do with him, any suggestions? I am desparate...
Avatar f tn I am sixteen years old and I have heard that a lot of depression medications can cause suicidal side effects.So,my question is,Are there any medications that have a low suicide side effect rate?
Avatar f tn Never a problem. A / B student. Kind to everyone. She is years away from trying for children, have to get her through college. Wants to be a doctor - either child pyschologist or something in the pediatrics field. Her brother wants to be a psychologist or something in the medical research field. Her other brother - lawyer - too argumentative to be a doctor!
12268405 tn?1427856961 Hello Tanner! Sorry it has taken so long for someone to reply to you. While you have posted in the Depression forum, you actually might try the Schizophrenia forum, because the hallmark of that disorder is hearing voices. This can create paranoia, depression, and confused thinking. Clozapine and Minocycline (Mino is new) are the very best drugs to take for your condition.
Avatar n tn It is so weird, because I was just discussing this topic with friends yesterday and I feel like I may have a slight case. My son is 7 months old. I just have days when all I want to do is cry. At first I thought it may be the fact that I dont get to spend as much time with him during the day as I would like, but Stacie, do you mind telling me how you were diagnosed? If this is what is causing my "bad days" I would like to take the steps necessary to control it. Thanks.
Avatar f tn They are kind of like Occupational Therapists that see the child weekly in all different environments, they use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy type methods for children, but they also are great support to the family aswell, acting as advocates and can refer to other people if necessary. My step son has mental health issues and we got the support above through the Paediatrician.
885961 tn?1249583403 Can anyone tell me what causes this, I have a lot of stress in my life now and my husband is dealing with depression and anxiety also. I have tried herbal rememdies for depression but have never felt comfortable with the anti-depressant route because I dont want to risk the side effects and the one time I did try one it put my mind in such a numb state I felt like I couldn't think at all and functioning at work was horrible.
Avatar m tn Excuse me for not being clear about the situation. (I'm very confused all the time and having difficulty expressing myself). I am female. I've felt depressed for about 10 years. At 10 years of age I knew I wasn't content but was not aware of what I was feeling myself or never felt it was ok to show anyone that I wasn't happy. I was diagnosed with general anxiety disorder and was put on anti-depressants age 13. From 13-20, I've been on a 'cocktail' of medications.
Avatar n tn Meet ith the Dr. and see what he sais. 8 weeks is not a very long time to be on a med, but it is a long enough time to develope a tolorence on such a low amount, especially because of how it is being distributed as in timed release. This is not a bad thing it happens to anyone on a narcotic. This is a good narcotic so excuse that word, it has given people a chace at life and you only get one.