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Dr. K, Psychiatrist
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Experience:  15 years clinical experience in all areas of psychiatry. Holistic and practical approach.
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my grandaughter is 8 years old and is on medication for depression.

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my grandaughter is 8 years old and is on medication for depression. she is very loved and supported by her parents and of course, me. she is a beautiful little girl, but seems to think she's not good enough. she says she's wierd or crazy and my heart breaks for her and her parents. her mom, my daughter, is kind, patient and loving and is at a loss as to what to do with Emma and struggles with upping the meds when she talks to her medical doctor. she would like to find a support group and a therapist. can you please give us some direction. thank you so much JoAnn
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. K replied 6 years ago.

Can you tell me where you live?

 

And do you want the support group/therapist for your daughter, granddaughter, or both?

 

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
i live in seattle and my daughter and her family live in galena ill. a group for both
Expert:  Dr. K replied 6 years ago.

Here is a link to all the NAMI chapters in Illinois...I'm not sure which is the closest to Galena. http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=Your_Local_NAMI&Template=/CustomSource/AffiliateFinder.cfm

 

You are already on the best track possible in looking for a support group and therapist...that will be the best long term treatment and is better than any brief advice I could give you now. Here are 2 places that can offer therapy...if for any reason they can't help you, they should be able to give you a referral of a local provider who can.

 

http://www.hillcrest-fs.org/

http://www.fhn.org/

 

Good luck & take care.

 

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