easy child's psychiatrist appointment

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Wiped Out, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    easy child had her first psychiatrist appointment today. She was in a surprisingly chatty mood this morning. She seemed to be very honest with psychiatrist. After talking with both of us, psychiatrist agrees that easy child is depressed. She said some of it is typical teen stuff but the fact that she is this way most of the time indicates more of a depression.

    We are increasing her fluoxetene to 40 mgs per day and going back in a month. If by that time we don't see more improvement it will probably be time to try something else.

    They also did some blood work just to be sure nothing else is going on. I like this psychiatrist for easy child.

    I had to chuckle a bit, when she heard difficult child's name, she said she had heard of him from difficult child's psychiatrist (they're at two different clinic locations). Yep, he's infamous!;)
  2. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Sounds like you've got a good psychiatrist for her and that's definately a major plus. :) It's not easy to find a doctor a teen clicks with. I hope the medication increase improves her moods.

  3. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    Sounds like you have a good psychiatrist. Keeping fingers crossed that the medication increase helps.

  4. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Thanks Lisa and Heather! difficult child's psychiatrist recommended this psychiatrist-called her a teen girl magnet-apparently all the teen girls like her.
  5. house of cards

    house of cards New Member

    Hope the medication increase turns things around for easy child.