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Depression and ADHD

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Hey if there is anyone out there please reach out to me I am 15 and Im going through some much of depression and trying to get treatment and meds so far meds nothing is helping if there is any medications i should try please tell me thank you

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Hi Hailey. First of all remember you are not alone. It is great that you are reaching out for help. It sounds like you have tried different meds so I assume you are working with a doctor and therapist . It does take time and can be very difficult trying to figure out what works as each person responds differently..
We had struggles with our son who is 14 with depression and Zoloft was the 3rd anti dep that he tried and after 2 weeks it started to work and he is feeling so much better combined with therapy.
When we were referred to a top psy here we were told that Zoloft although an older anti dep has a proven track record and is very successful.
Good luck and remember this community is always here to support you.Pls reach out ianytime

Posted by Emma Jones on Apr 09, 2017 at 1:52pm

Unfortunately, medications for depression and anxiety take several weeks to start seeing the benefits. If you’ve been on a medication for several weeks and it’s still not helping, talk to your prescribing doctor about changing the dose or the medication.

Here’s more on depression with ADHD: http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/11041.html.

Penny
ADDconnect Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

Posted by adhdmomma on Apr 10, 2017 at 3:33pm

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