Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: Remeron and Zoloft for MDD, my 13 yo daughter laurah952

Posted by europerep on June 22, 2013, at 12:38:48

In reply to Remeron and Zoloft for MDD, my 13 yo daughter, posted by laurah952 on June 22, 2013, at 11:13:20

Hi Laura,

welcome to the board, even if (like most members) you'd rather not have to be here.

I know relatively little about adolescent psychiatry, so I can't really give any concrete suggestions. But a few things are in my eyes important to point out:

1.) Mirtazapine (Remeron) and quetiapine (Seroquel) are two very different drugs. Mirtazapine is an antidepressant, while quetiapine is an atypical antipsychotic. It can be used to treat depression, but only in combination with a "true" antidepressant, such as the sertraline (Zoloft) that your daughter has been taking.

2.) What do you mean exactly by mood swings? Does your daughter's mood vary from depressed to "normal", or to the opposite of depressed: being happy, talkative, outgoing, impulsive, possibly even reckless and "over the top"? If the latter is the case, this would suggest that she may actually not be suffering from "pure" depression (MDD), but from some type of bipolar disorder. This would require a different treatment strategy.

I'm not sure where you're from - and, if you're from the US, what your financial means are - but it may be good to see a specialist for adolescent psychiatry (for example at a university hospital) to make sure your daughter gets a correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

I hope this helps. Feel free to ask any more questions you may have!





Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:europerep thread:1045685