She has been suffering i with mild Pression for several and does not want to try Lexapro. She will be leaving to college in 5 months and am hoping to help her get "healthier' before she leaves.
Stacey; Please do to all the problems they have had with the antidepressants I would not give my daughter this they have what is known as the black box warning which is they kick in stronger in younger and even increase the suicidal thinking and depression. Please try and get her to a real doctor and do her a real service before it gets too bad. Your a very good mom to notice that your child is needing some help please follow through the right way. Have a great day and I hope all works out well for all of you. And again many young kids suffer from depression so it is very normal but it is best to take her to a known doctor that knows what to look for. Chuck1957
You may see if you can get her into counseling. Maybe that could get to the root of the depression before she goes off to college. There is usually free counseling offfered at most colleges so that she can continue therapy. It is worth a try. I agree with Chuck that if at all possible avoid antidepressants. She can try Sam-e or St. Johns Wort for a short period of time. Best to talk to a qualified herbalist or do your research online.
Her doctor may want to run a full blood panel to check for any organic issues, like thyroid, anemia. Maybe try a multivitamin and a healthy diet.
I am sorry your daughter seems depressed. She is lucky to have a mom like you.
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