My 14 year old daughter suffers with bad anxiety and we have tried lots of different methods, such as CBT which have really helped but it is still with her and she does have really bad days still. I have read lots of positive things about St Johns Wort, but just wondered if there's an age restriction. I would appreciate any advice.
Yes, this is very close to the antidepressants SSRI'S that they have the black box warnings on which really is the thing that for kids to watch close due to increased depression and suicide rate.
It is okay you just have to make sure you watch her for any abrupt mood swings and any drastic changes follow the directions and make sure she take it every day and at about the same time and if for any reason you want her to stop this medication you should do it slow and taper it down or you get withdrawal effects.But if she has seen a regular doctor you might give them a call and make sure they would want her on it or if you have to take her to a doctor you make sure that you let them know of any medications or vitamins that she is already taking.Also, a good source of information would be the Pharmacist. good luck hope she starts to feel better it is not easy but far too common.
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