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Posted by: Lorette | 2010-11-16

Child depression medication

Hi. My 10 year old daughter seems to have light depression. Due to financial issues, I can''t fund medication. Can you suggest a herbal or homeopathic medication that I can get over the counter which will work immediately?

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Firstly, folks, don't forget that these remedies and over-the-counter pills don't come cheap either, and some are more expensive than normal medicines. Check if she can see someone at a state hospital or clinic, like a child psychiatrist, or a general doctor, to check the diagnosis ( it's never wise to start a treatment without a reliable diagnosis ). NOTHING works immediately.
St John's Wort helps some mild depressions in adults, its effectiveness or safety in children has not been tested or proved. Biral I would not recommend, nor Tranquillite.
If your finds are low, a state hospital / clinic, or medical school, could treat her free or at a reduced rate, and could provide free or reduced price meds, too.

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Posted by: Woman | 2010-11-16

St John''s wart, Tranquilyte, biral, chamomile tea (at least 3 times a day), rescue remedy, melatonin to sleep - a quater or half a tab at most of the short release) but if it persists for another month, please take her to a state hospital? They''ll help you, even if money is tight.

Good luck!

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Posted by: cybershrink | 2010-11-16

Firstly, folks, don't forget that these remedies and over-the-counter pills don't come cheap either, and some are more expensive than normal medicines. Check if she can see someone at a state hospital or clinic, like a child psychiatrist, or a general doctor, to check the diagnosis ( it's never wise to start a treatment without a reliable diagnosis ). NOTHING works immediately.
St John's Wort helps some mild depressions in adults, its effectiveness or safety in children has not been tested or proved. Biral I would not recommend, nor Tranquillite.
If your finds are low, a state hospital / clinic, or medical school, could treat her free or at a reduced rate, and could provide free or reduced price meds, too.

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