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My 17 year old son was diagnosed with Dyslexia at age 11. He

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My 17 year old son was diagnosed with Dyslexia at age 11. He has had challenges but a very happy child hood until the recent stress of being a teenager. He is depressed and angry and suffers from insomia and racing thoughts. I took him last week to see a phychiatrist who gave him a low dose of seroquel xr. He came to me for help and I worry he will just be placed on drugs. I live in Ottawa Canada do you know of any doctors that might have information on Dyslexia and Depression.

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Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Norman M. replied 6 years ago.
Hello, and thanks for visiting JA.

First of all, if he does have depression, he is probably better on medication, preferably combine with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Secondly, the Royal Ottawa Mental Healthy Centre has a couple of well regarded youth programs dealing with both depression and dsylexia on an outpatient basis - more information here:

http://ottawa.cioc.ca/record/OCR1209?UseCICVw=13

You will also find some good support here:

http://www.depressionsufferers.com/about.html
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