I have a son who is in a special shool for troubled teens. He has been diagnoseed with ADHA, OOD,Aggressive behavior disorder, RAD, and Bi-Polar. Now it is felt that depression is a factor. Previously he was on Concerta and Abilify, which seemed to work well. Due to financial constraints, I could no longer afford them. Now he is on Celexa and Depakote. He is experiencing sever neurological side effects. I am a RN and a mother. I am looking for professional advise.
I respect your request for professional advice; however, I will give you my two cents anyway. I work at a psych hospital and a residential treatment facility for troubled teens. I can tell you that Celexa is usually prescribed to adults, but his doctor may be okay with prescribing it to him because he's 17. You said that he has ADHD and I wanted to let you know that neither the Celexa nor the Depakote will treat that. Most of the teens i work with are prescribed Concerta or Vyvanse to help with their ADD and ADHA problems. I think you might want to ask his doctor about the meds he's taking and express any concerns you may have. Hope this helps.
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