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pills - November 21st 2009, 09:33 PM

I've finaly convinces my mum to take me back to CAMHS (therapy) for trichotillimania but when I got there they told me that I was depressed and told me to consider prozac but I don't know what to do does/has anyone taken it before and was it useful even just to break through barriers to help with the therapy
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Re: pills - November 21st 2009, 09:41 PM


Well done on getting help, that's a really brave thing to do. If you are unsure about the medication they are suggesting then it would be a good idea to ask them about it, what it does, side effects etc. They should be able to tell you everything you want to know. Prozac is an anti-depressant and is supposed to help people with depression [and sometimes anxiety]. I have never taken prozac before personally but I know somebody who has and they found it helpful. If you are unsure I would suggest talking to CAMHS about your worries, it's important that you work with them in order to get the most out of the treatment.

I hope things improve for you, good luck

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Re: pills - November 21st 2009, 11:26 PM

Hey there Alex,

First of all, I'm going to move this to the Mental Health Forum as I feel as though it's more appropriate there and that you may get some more replies.

I think that it's wonderful that you've managed to reach out to your mother and that you're back at CAMHS, getting the help that you deserve. If you have been diagnosed with depression and your doctor believes that Prozac may help, it would be a good idea to discuss that option with your doctor as it could potentially really help you. Drug and talking therapies combined can have a great success rate, rather than just taking anti-depressants or just having a talking therapy on their own.
Personally, I've never taken Prozac but I do have family members who take it and find it to be very helpful with alleviating their symptoms. Prozac is an anti-depressant and it can help to make you feel slightly better which could potentially help you to participate more in therapy. If you do have any questions about anti-depressants then it would be a good idea to talk to your doctor about them and ask any questions you have before taking them.

Take care.
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