Hello. I have a seven year old son who 6 months ago was diagnosed with depression, He takes 25mgs of Zoloft and so far we have had a lot of success with this medication. I have been looking for awhile for a message board or something where I could share my experiences as well as hear what other people who also have young children suffering with depression are going through. I have been having a hard time the last few days hearing about Marie Osmond's son as well as that actor from Growing pains committing suicide. I wonder as a parent if I am always going to be on top of my son, making sure he is still taking his medication (if he infact still needs it) I wonder how I am going to make sure he never gets to a place where he feels like death is a better option, I would like to think that I can always control that, but realistically I know that he is going to be on his own someday. Anyway, I would love to hear about other people's experiences. Sometimes I feel like no one understands what we are going through. ThanksView Thread
Thank you thank you thank you for your response. I never really thought about it being a benefit starting anti-depressants at such a young age, but what you said made so much sense to me. Hopefully, like you said since our kids started taking medication at a young age, it will be like second nature to them and they won't think twice about always taking them (providing they always do need them) I mentioned we have had success with Zoloft, but I didn't mention that over the last couple of weeks we have been seeing some of the symptoms we saw before he started the medication. I brought it up to his Dr, and she wanted us to wait a week before she increased his dose. He has been sick with a cold so she wanted to see if that was affecting his mood. She said she is hesitant to increase his dose at this point, because she feels he is on a good dose foe his age/size but she will if he continues to be in this slump. It is hard because some days he is great and happy and some days he cries and can't tell me why. It breaks my heart and I just wish I could make him better. Its hard to not feel guilty. Ugh! Anyway, thanks so much for your response. It is so helpful to know that other people are going through the same thing and to hear other people's stories. I wish the best for you and your daughter, ShannonView Thread
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