Anxiety and Depression Support
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Mom to depressed teen

Hi all. My 17 year old daughter was recently diagnosed with anxiety and depression. Before this school year everything was going along great and I had high hopes of her getting into college and starting her life after her graduation next year. It has all changed since depression has reared its ugly head into her life. She doesn't enjoy anything anymore. Her grades are terrible. She just wants to hide in her room with her phone and ignore any and all responsibilities. I don't know what to do to help her. I feel so helpless. Part of me just wants to make it all better and another part of me gets so incredibly frustrated because it's like she just doesn't care enough to even try. I know it's not her fault. It's just all so confusing. She's on Zoloft, which seems to help a bit, but all her motivation is just gone. Any and all help or advice is appreciated. Thanks for listening.

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same problem with my 19 year old son he was bullied at school so home tutored for a year then went to college done a year, went back to do another two years but seen the group from school and started have panic attacks and now doesn't leave the house he's in his room all day up late and on his computer the only sore of socialising he does, he's on meds but as no interest in anything or anyone, doesn't take any responsibility for his life, it really getting me down money is a big problem too but hes switched off we have other children to one younger it a nightmare wish there was more help out there for teenagers and adults alike.


Hi there. I'm new on here and joined for the same reason. Teenage daughter that was diagnosed with both anxiety and depression. Started to notice her freshman year of high school but quickly discovered it had been an issue for her since 7th grade. I felt horrible for not knowing. It's been almost 2 years since her diagnosis and since then it's been a roller coaster so strap yourself in. Some days I feel like I too am getting depression from just not being able to see her get better enough to socialize like a normal teenager. I quit my job to homeschool her since going to school became impossible. It's important to just keep staying positive for our daughters' sake and keep trying to remain a steady shoulder of support for them. She is gonna be 17 this December. I know it's been awhile since your post but I hope things are stable for you now. Stability in their routine is crucial and keeps episodes to a minimal. Keep your head up and I hope you find the right treatment for your daughter so she can begin recovery :)


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