Depression


yollyne
on Aug 18, 2016 @ 02:41 pm

Is it too early for a young adult to start taking anti-depressant pills to fight depression? 
 

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fredamans
. on Aug 18, 2016 @ 02:58 pm

Consulting your doctor for all other options, including homeopathy, first. Young minds are not quite developed so there is a risk medicating them.
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fredamans
. on Aug 18, 2016 @ 02:59 pm

Just want to add, as a mother of a 21 year old, and 19 year old, I can tell you that most young adults battle depression. It's part of growing up, I believe.
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prettyrainbow
. on Aug 18, 2016 @ 08:10 pm

I agree with @fredamans. A doctor will know best in terms of the dosage and types of medication that a young adult should or shouldn't be taking. There are also natural remedies and strategies you can discuss with your doctor or a therapist. I believe the most we can offer you is support and kindness. If you want to discuss anything with us that is troubling you, we are here to "listen" non-judgmentally.
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whohow
Doctor on Aug 18, 2016 @ 11:08 pm

Really only a professional can answer this question since the helpfulness/need for anti-depressants is a medical question. And even then it would be nice to get a second opinion.
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jujusamples
. on Aug 19, 2016 @ 03:29 am

I assume that you already consulted a doctor? Only a dr or a psychiatrist could prescribe those medications. Are you wondering if it's too risky for a young adult to take them if you are prescribed to them? The reason I'm asking you is because I was thinking the same thing when I was first prescribed to them. If your dr thinks it's okay for you to take and it does you better than harm, than I don't see why not? There are people whom take very low dosage at a young age because it helps them with their day to day. Yes, talk with your doctor and we are here to help.
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crystaljam
?? on Aug 19, 2016 @ 09:16 am

I would definitely work with a doctor who has experience with teen depression and doesn't prescribe prescriptions lightly.


I don't think every teen battles depression - frustration, anger, and sadness yes - but depression is much more serious.



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prettyrainbow
. on Aug 19, 2016 @ 03:05 pm

@crystaljam I agree, not every young adult has depression. Depression is very serious compared to growing pains and momentary feelings of sadness like you described. There is a big difference between the two.
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jujusamples
. on Aug 19, 2016 @ 08:01 pm

I just went back and re-read the comments. I agree @crystaljam, NOT every young adults battle depression. Depression should NOT be taken lightly if diagnosed. It is very serious and affects one's day to day life and proper treatments are important when battling with depression.
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Irememberu
yollyne on Aug 19, 2016 @ 08:17 pm

Consult your physician and he or she will recommend what should be done or if meds are required. Good luck
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Anonymous
DEPRESSION on Aug 21, 2016 @ 05:25 pm

Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. Reading the comments encouraged me to take action for this issue.
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