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How do I know if my teen is recovering from depression?

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hopskip123 Tue 19-Jan-16 10:11:10

Can anyone share please? Doctor has suggested that my young teen is suffering from mild/moderate depression. For various reasons they have suggested we seek medicinal intervention (ie prescription andi ds). However we have now been able to introduce 3 other recommended mental health interventions and also 3 months of CBT starting soon.
So I'm wondering what the path to recovery will look like? How long might it take before I can feel certain that recovery is happening without the anti ds? Things are certainly better than 4 weeks ago but still has many bad days and still shows many of the symptoms that were concerning the doctor in the first place. Thanks

hopskip123 Tue 19-Jan-16 18:43:32

Small bump, any parents or professional who can help? Thanks

2LittleMonkeysJumpingOnMyHead Tue 19-Jan-16 18:49:15

Could you ask him / her how they're feeling? If that's a possibility hopefully it'll work. Otherwise you could get a copy of the 'quiz' I can't remember the name of and suggest it's done every few weeks to measure progress.

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 20-Jan-16 10:35:20

Hello OP
We've moved this to our MH section - hopefully there will be some more replies
Kindest to you both

Marchate Wed 20-Jan-16 11:04:03

Everyone has a different route to recovery. You can only observe and give help when it's needed/wanted

hopskip123 Wed 20-Jan-16 11:46:25

Thank you, I suppose my question is more like, how will I know if I need to intervene with anti ds, and how will I judge if she is recovering without

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