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Re: adolescent depression treatment

Posted by saintjames on March 31, 1999, at 22:30:00

In reply to adolescent depression treatment, posted by mhk on March 19, 1999, at 11:30:29

> New to this site--so not sure how to use it.
> Need some info. re psychopharmacology for
> 16-yr-old with major depression. Has been
> on zoloft for 1 month (50mg 2 weeks and 100
> mg 2 weeks). Bothered by mild hand tremors.
> Need to increase to get therapeutic effect,
> but uneasy about it because of tremors.
> Does anyone have info. about tremors as
> a side effect? Should it go away with
> longer treatment or should medication be
> switched? If switched, which SSRI is less
> likely to cause tremors?
> One dr has recommended Celexa to switch to
> but there is no info on use of Celexa with
> adolescents. Has it been used with this age
> group? Does anyone have info on its
> safety for teenagers? Would it be less
> likely to cause tremors? What are the
> pros and cons? Please send info and/or email me
> directly? Not sure how I will receive
> input from this site--mhk

James here.....

You will be hard pressed to find many AD's that are tested on kids. They are used all the time so
just make sure you are seeing someone who has had experience with meds and kids. In general most meds are tested on adult men.

As to the tremors, this is a commone problem for some....the only way to see if another AD will be better than another is to try them out. It varies from person person. If you cannot find an AD that does not cause this problem, talk to your doc about adding a beta blocker to control this.





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