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justamy posted:
I am a single Mom of 2 teens. My ex-husband has basically abandoned them...he doesn't call nor see them in last 3 years. My son is 17 and very well adjusted. My daughter is 14 1/2 and depressed. I started her with a therapist in October and she is talking to her about her father, her friends, etc....
But I found her journal and the things she writes scare me.
How do I know if she is more depressed than she is letting on to the therapist? How do I know if she needs more help or medication?
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momuv4girls responded:
Well, hopefully the therapist is a really good one!! A good therapist should connect with you every now and again to check in.

You could always set up a meeting with the therapist (alone) and discuss your concerns about what you read.

With Privacy Acts the way they are now a days, its more tricky than ever to communicate with Dr.s - - but you are free to discuss any concerns you have with her therapist.

Take care!
-Kathleen
 
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mariajohnson responded:
Well I think your daughter misses her father. Her Father should meet his children. But if he is not in contact with any of you, you have to take care of your daughter. See that she is not depressed or stressed. Keep her busy and make her involve in the activities she is interested in.


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