Looking for support from other moms dealing with a child with depression...help?

Monica - posted on 05/07/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I have a 14 yr old teen with PDD/NOS and now battling depression....would love to talk to other moms going thru this....this is so difficult.....

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Iridescent - posted on 05/07/2012

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He does now! We've worked pretty hard to culture friendships for him. We know a lot of the families in our area, and that's helped a lot. His friends are the type that are more followers than anything, which works well since my oldest is so controlling (we play THIS game because I want to, etc). He's also got a facebook account we monitor now, and we do a lot of role play and slang to teach him things he'd normally already know.

Iridescent - posted on 05/07/2012

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My oldest son is 13 and has PDD/NOS, ADHD and severe depression. He became suicidal at 11 and concerned me terribly, so we set up psych. By the time we actually got him in (3 months later), they said if he's ever that depressed again to bring him to the ER and do a psych admit. He's fully capable of acting on his feelings.

Currently he's under treatment for the depression and ADHD. It's a bit more complex than all that, but we've been working on this a little while now so finally he's happy. He had a good school year, and this year he enjoyed himself! I am grateful.

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Monica - posted on 05/15/2012

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wow.......it is very hard.....i cant function, I worry so much about her..........

Jennifer - posted on 05/15/2012

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I had always known my daughter had something other than adhd. After extensive testing she has adhd, pdd-nos, depression, anxiety & seperation anxiety...

Its been a very long road.

Monica - posted on 05/07/2012

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I have twin girls....they were diagnosed with PDD/NOS 4 yrs ago. My 1 daughter seems to be more outgoing and sociable but the other is just so introverted, quiet, no friends other than her sister. Its been so tough and there are no support groups close to me......now she is depressed, cries, eats less....i took her to a psychiatrist and even though i rejected the idea of medicine 4 yrs ago, this time i gave in....he put her on a low dose of prozac.....i am so scared.....i, myself, cry every day and pray for a miracle......does your son have friends?

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