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    10 year old depression
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    aidenzmommie187 posted:
    1. I have a 10 year old son who during the past few months has started withdrawimg from friends, any activities, hates school is sayimg he is always sick and sad. Hr was put on zoloft, but tonight told me that he has thoughts of hurting and killing himself, but wouldnt actually do it. I need advice what do I do????
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    momuv4girls responded:
    You need to report his thoughts to his Psychiatrist ASAP !!!

    Zoloft may not be the med for him. In young people medication trials are often necessary to get relief from the symptoms.
    Unfortunately some medication can actually make the child worse.

    Contacting his Dr. is your first step, and hopefully the Psychiatrist will be able to see him today.

    Take care, and let me know how it goes.
    -Kathleen


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