Anti-anxiety meds and depression in young adults

My daughter spent quality  time with her GF who is on anti-anxiety meds.

My daughter said:

“Mom, I saved a life. She is feeling less motivated and depressed and she is taking anti-anxiety meds because she could not pass the driving test. So I made her happy by spending time with her. Laughing and crying we did. When I dropped her off to her house, I asked her is she is happy now and she said yes. She only has me and her brothers. Wish she could make more friends.”

It is sad that many families choose meds over other holistic healing ways to motivate and help their young adult children from the daily challenges in life.


NIMH » Mental Health Medications

Antidepressants are medications commonly used to treat depression. Antidepressants are also used for other health conditions, such as anxiety, pain and insomnia. Although antidepressants are not FDA-approved specifically to treat ADHD, antidepressants are sometimes used to treat ADHD in adults. The most popular …

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Antidepressants for children and teens – Mayo Clinic

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Teen Depression: The Pros and Cons of Medication –

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What about Prescription Medication and Treatments for Anxiety and …

According to Henry Emmons in his book The Chemistry of Joy, you should consider taking medicationsif you have any of the following symptoms: Severe depression that makes it hard to function in daily life or is accompanied by suicidal or self-destructive thoughts; Moderate depression that has not improved within three to …

Best Antidepressant for Anxiety – Consumer Reports

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