Depression and where to go...

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-26-2004
Depression and where to go...
Tue, 12-28-2010 - 1:21pm

I know I posted about my 13 year old being ungrateful and stuff but I think there is bigger issue here.

I've noticed that he cries at the drop of a hat, his eating patterns are all over the place, he's sleeping tons, easily agitated and I could go on.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Tue, 12-28-2010 - 1:30pm

Hugs Kelly, I know you are going through a lot right now.

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Registered: 03-06-1998
Tue, 12-28-2010 - 1:34pm
I think I've heard that ADHD and depression can go hand in hand.
Call your pediatrician to see what he/she says and if you can get him seen before your new insurance kicks in, go for it.

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Registered: 10-08-2004
Fri, 12-31-2010 - 2:14pm
The other ladies are right, I just wanted to offer some ((((HUGS))) Keep us updated.


iVillage Member
Registered: 05-27-1998
Fri, 12-31-2010 - 8:26pm

BTDT. Check with your pediatrician first. He or she will do a blood draw to rule out any physical cause. This is very important, as many doctors will not prescribe antidepressants to kids without this. Actually, the good ones will insist that you do this.

Even if there are some physical issues (mono, thyroid or hormone

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Registered: 06-29-2001
Sat, 01-01-2011 - 11:10am

Hugs, I'm sorry you and your son are going through this. Depression is a serious and dangerous illness, so please don't delay. Call your son's regular doctor for starters, get a referral to a counselor. If your son is on ADHD meds, it is possible that the drugs could be a cause.

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Tue, 01-11-2011 - 10:03am

I wonder if your son is being hit with hormones.