|Q: Wants Daughter, age 16, to Stop Zoloft
Ny child ,daughter age 16 has been dx with depression....she is in
therapy with a CSW. The CSW recommended she start on anti-depressant med. I
called my doc who prescribed 50 mg/day.She has been on med for 6 weeks now
Since she has started on med...at first,she seem to be doing well. This was the
first 2-3 weeks. NOW...she is just the opposite ..... she is now very
angery. She also tells me she feels very shakey and can not concertrate.
I am now researching finding a MD pshyc ....she is in need of more help.
I want to have her stop the Zoloft...how do we go about doing that?
I know it has to be done slowly....From my understanding anti-depressants and
bi-polar....these 2 do not work well together with out other meds.....
My "mother's instinct" is telling me she could be bi-polar
Dear Ronnie --
Talk to the doc' about this. If you think she/he won't listen to your
"mother's instinct", try taking my letter ("Dear
Doctor") from my website.
And/or take a completed "Mood Disorder Questionnaire". Read
about the "controversy"
of using antidepressants in bipolar disorder (maybe take that page in with
you). And good luck, and keep intuiting.
Published June, 2001