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Reply: 7 yr old on Abilify
This is so my son. We started him on Abilify tonight. How are things now?
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Reply: Abilify in 9 year olds?
Sorry for my delayed response. I urge you to look at this wonderful organization that I have been a part...More
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Reply: Cutting
Hi We have a 13 year old daughter and in the same boat as you. We have no idea as to how to deal with...More
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Reply: Depression in 8 yr old
So I wanted to give an update, since the end of May we have completely cut out tv/electronic time...More
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Reply: Need insight
It is a hard road sorry you are starting on it. Very similar situation with my 13 1/2 year old daughter, right...More
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Reply: suspecting depression
Your healthcare provider is the best person to diagnose postpartum depression and to help you with finding...More
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Reply: Urgently need advice to deal with possibly suicida...
Hi John Im new here...but I have a child in a very volatile state as well. I see your post was a few months...More
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Reply: Helping parents
I completely agree - it's HARD!!! I have been dealing with my daughter's mental health struggles for over...More
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Reply: Prozac -is it working?
Its really hard to decipher what is what.......... Did a Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist do a full...More
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Reply: side affects of a 5 yr old taking Abilify
Who is the prescribing Dr.? I would discuss this with them. Medication side-effects vary from person to...More
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Reply: Other parents help needed .
My 17 year old daughter also suffers depression. I understand how hard it is to watch your child...More
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Reply: side effects of zoloft
My 17 year old daughter is also on Zoloft. It took about 4 to 6 weeks for her to feel any changes....More
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Reply: Child has School Fobia and Anxiety symptoms
Thank you very much susiemargaret for being with us in this problem with my child: Yesterday dated:...More
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Reply: Lamictal
I would find the very best Child Psychiatrist you can afford. Let them do an evaluation on this young boy...More
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Reply: 15 Year old Grandson may have depression
This is a difficult situation on many levels. Your G-son has had his mom directing his medical care for...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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hi, all -- there is another community that has useful tips and advice in support of friends and families...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: 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
Posted by sadmom1225
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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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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I am the mother of a diagnosed bipolar disorder with extreme ADHD 9 year old son as well as a very active almost 4 year old son. I am a stay-at-home m...More

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