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14 yr old lies about taking her anti-depressants
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ellehowe posted:
help, please
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alivings11 responded:
Hi. Do you think it would be helpful for the parent to give the medication? That way you always know that she takes it the way the physician has prescribed it? Hope this helps.

Take good care.
 
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Chris_WebMD_Staff replied to alivings11's response:
Have you talked to your child about it, about their health and how important it is to take care of themselves?
You might start there. See if you can get another adult as well to talk with him or her. A grandparent that might reinforce the seriousness of it all.
I hope that helps.
Chrissy~ When the world says, Give up, Hope whispers, Try it one more time. ~Author Unknown
 
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Thomas L Schwartz, MD responded:
I like using prozac in teens. Each pill lasts in your system for a few weeks.. so if you miss a little bit it is in your system... there is also a prozac weekly you take once a week....
doctors can also get blood drawn to see the antidepressant level sometimes.... if it is zero, kid is not taking it...
why doesnt she want to take it? not working? side effects? doesnt care? is she motivated to get better?
 
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susiemargaret responded:
hello, E --

you've got some responses at your other post too, http://forums.webmd.com/3/depression-exchange/forum/6949?@guest .

-- susie margaret
what good is gold, or silver too, if your heart's not good and true -- hank williams, sr.


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