Anti-depressant?

Mother of 18 year old boy that just moved out on his 18th birthday...before he graduated high school.

We have had daily crazy happenings since the day we got home from our family vacation. Nothing has been normal since then. Our son has been to a psychiatrist and seeing a therapist for 4-5 years and has been medicated that long. He's always been on an anti-depressant and mood stabilizer. The current book we are reading on bi-polar states not to use an anti-depressant even though his psychiatrist prescribed it. What's your advice?

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Sep 10, 2018
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by: Kristen

I am not a psychiatrist, however, the current wisdom is to start "low and slow" with antidepressants. They can be used with mood stabilizers at low doses once a child's mood is stable to help them with their bipolar disorder.

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