Jacquelyn - posted on 07/03/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )
Hi moms! I just joined this site and have so many questions! Hoping you ladies can help steer me in the right direction.
My 13 year old son has struggled with depression for awhile. His bio dad walked out on us several years ago and my son was old enough to remember it. Though I've been married to my wonderful husband for years, my son still struggles with his relationship with his step-dad. I won't go into all the other issues he's dealing with, but suffice it to say, he is dealing with heavy stuff and it wears on him. He's seen a therapist, and has been to counseling at school, he's busy with sports and activities and we've tried a number of exercises suggested by the therapist. Nothing is working.
Do you have any experience with putting children on anti-depressants? Recommended brands, side effects, etc? Any help would be much appreciated.