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Reply: 7 yr old on Abilify
So, how is your son doing? Is the abilify continuing to help? Its a looooooooooong road with these kiddos...More
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Reply: Teen refuses help for depression
Thank you for your kind words. Yes, raising a child with mental illness is draining, isolating and...More
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Reply: Angry teenager
Yes. She takes the Lexapro everyday and it has helped and her psychiatrist has seen her for almost 2 years. Her...More
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Reply: side effects of zoloft
Medication trials are very individual - so what your son is experiencing may very well be side-effect...More
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Reply: Need advice and support
Hi Mom, I'm so sorry to hear your daughter is struggling - sounds like you are doing a great job finding...More
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Reply: I'm 17
I am a mom of a 16 year old daughter who was diagnosed with depresession 8 months ago. Sadly, I had the same...More
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Abilify is really helping
My 11 year old has anger management issues. The Abilify has not eliminated the anger, but it has made it easier...More
Posted by edokin
Abilify is really helping
My 11 year old has anger management issues. The Abilify has not eliminated the anger, but it has made it easier...More
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My daughter is cutting herself too
I am brand new to this site. The reason I just signed up is because I saw the woman who posted her...More
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Reply: Lamictal feedback?
I truly hope the Lamictal helps your son. Its heart-wrenching as a parent to see your child go through...More
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Reply: my 8 year old is hurting herself
I am not sure how old your daughter is, but I urge you to seek out professional help for her. Here is a...More
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Explore Options For Your Child or Teen's Depressio...
Click on this link to take the pre-screener to see if your child qualifies or see below for more...More
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Reply: Long term use of Abilify
Thank you for your words. My 12 year old has been diagnosed with major depression since Jan. And the...More
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Reply: What lies ahead & how are we going to make it?
Oh my, I'm so sorry to read of your troubles with your daughter. My heart goes out to you and to...More
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Reply: 9 yr old
Hi Mom, I wrote a post earlier today to a mom who's son is on an antidepressant. I will copy/paste what I...More
Posted by momuv4girls
Reply: Prozac
I had a daughter on prozac for 2 years when she was very young. We never had any issues of suicide threats,...More
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Reply: 11 yr old son
Hi Julie, I am glad you wrote, you are NOT ALONE. What a loving step-mom you are, I can tell from your...More
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Reply: 6 year old stepson with possible Bi Polar Disorder
I so feel your pain regarding your daughter. I am in the same situation with my twin 7 year old girls...More
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Reply: saphris
If you are ever unsure about a medication - its really best to contact the prescribing Dr. If the Dr. is...More
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My 19 year old daughter may have bipolar depressio...
My sweet daughter started showing signs of unhappiness in middle school. I noticed she never smiled anymore. I...More
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Reply: 7 yr old with mental disorder
You're welcome : ) How is your son doing?? Have you found a medication that works? -KathleenMore
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Reply: ABILIFY
Medication is individual from child to child - - so what may work well for one, may be a disaster for the...More
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Reply: 10 year old depression
You need to report his thoughts to his Psychiatrist ASAP !!! Zoloft may not be the med for him. In young...More
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Reply: Depression
Thank you .i would love to hear any advise there is out there as this is a new journey for our family .
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Attention parents of bipolar children OR children ...
My child is 6 turning 7 tmrw... he struggled for over a year with rage fits and unable to focus in...More
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Reply: NEED HELP with my 7 yr old daughter...VERY angry a...
This is very difficult to sort out with young ones. There are probably a lot of things going on that...More
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Reply: Need some help with bipolar stepdaughter
Whew, what a mess !!! You sound like a decent person who has put up with a lot. Your husband probably...More
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Reply: Struggling to make it through the day with my 7 ye...
I am so very sorry to hear about your young son !!! My daughter was diagnosed at 6.5 with "mood disorder",...More
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Reply: struggling with behavior
You're welcome, I really do understand and empathize with your situation. (((((((((HUGS)))))))) That's...More
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