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    I have a 17 year old son who was diagnosed with Bipolar II and addiction a few months ago. He went to a 45 day...More
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    Posted by Sunny01756
    Reply: Lazy angry daughter
    Lots of support. Doesn't change the craziness. She's on meds. Takes as prescribed. No therapist but no...More
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    Scared for my daughter
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    Depression with teenage daughters or sons
    I have a 17 year old daughter that is diagnosed with Major Deprossive disorder and she won't take medicine for...More
    Posted by Kas67
    Reply: teen recent depression diagnosis
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    Posted by momuv4girls
    Reply: Frustrated!
    Hi Mom, I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter. How is she doing in the hospital? Does she have a...More
    Posted by momuv4girls
    Reply: feeling helpless
    Hi, I have heard this story more often than I'd like, and I'm so sorry!!! I would definitely get support...More
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    depressed 25 year old
    I'm new here and I'm not sure if this discussion is for parents of young kids only, but I thought I'd give it...More
    Posted by utzybuzzy
    Reply: Depressed daughter
    Hi Mom, You're certainly not alone. There are plenty of us parents out here who are living similar lives. ...More
    Posted by momuv4girls
    Depressed daughter
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    Depressed daughter
    Hello, my name is Sunni and I'm the mother of 3. My daughter is my oldest and the only girl. She is 11 and...More
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    Reply: 12 yr. old daughter with depression and anxiety
    Thank you for the things to watch for. She has had a hard time sleeping now. But she seems less irritable...More
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    Hi worriedparent, It is important for you and her father to get counseling too - to learn how to best...More
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    Posted by worriedparent40
    Reply: Abilify is really helping
    My daughter is also on Ability and I can tell when she missed a day. It does help her
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    Reply: How to parent an emotional child
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    Reply: 7 yr old on Abilify
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    Posted by Bdchantell
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    Reply: Natural alternatives for bipolar treatment??
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    Posted by bipolar9yearoldson
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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
    Posted by momuv4girls
    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
    Posted by worriedmomanddad
    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
    Posted by elemlms
    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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