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Generic Name: OLANZAPINE/FLUOXETINE - ORAL Pronounced: (oh-LAN-zuh-peen/flew-OX-eh-teen) Olanzapine-Fluoxetine Oral Precautions
Before taking olanzapine/fluoxetine, tell your doctor or
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personal or family history of suicide attempts
diabetes or family history of diabetes
heart disease (e.g., chest pain, heart attack, heart failure,
intestinal problems (e.g., paralytic ileus, chronic
low blood pressure
neuroleptic malignant syndrome
Alternative Names Depression - adolescents; Teenage depression Treatment Treatment options for adolescents with depression include: Supportive care from a medical provider Talk therapy Antidepressant medications (possibly) Treatment should be tailored to the teenager, and the symptoms. Families often help in treating adolescent depression. MEDICATION The first medication tried is usually a type of antidepressant called a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). Fluoxetine (Prozac) and escitalopram (Lexapro) are the only SSRIs approved for treating major depression in adolescents (ages 12 - 17). Fluoxetine is also approved for children age 8 and older. NOTE: SSRIs and other antidepressants carry a warning that they may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and actions in children and adolescents. Other evidence has not showed that these drugs increase suicide risk in children. Doctors are still prescribing SSRIs and other antidepressant medications to adolescents with depression. Several i...
Your current age Sarah is a bright, kind-hearted 19-year-old college student. She also has major depressive disorder. Fortunately for Sarah, her family (especially her mother) understand depression very well. At the age of 15, when Sarah told her mother she was having some problems, her mother knew to take her to the doctor and get her the help she needed. It's now four years later, and Sarah is very open about her life with depression. She's doing well in college, handling life in her own unique style, and looking forward to the future. She was happy to do this interview in the hopes that it would help other teenagers. Of course, everyone's situation is unique. But if you're a teenager with depression, we both hope that while reading about Sarah, you'll see things that apply to you. We both hope that her story will help you realize that you're not alone, and that life can be good, even with depression. Q: How old were you when you started feeling di...
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