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      Depression, Mental Health and Crisis Support   06/04/2017

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Medication

Forum for discussing all matters relating to Medication

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  2. Melatonin (worried mom)

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  3. anxiety

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  4. Hurrah!!

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  5. Eczema or hyper-sensitivity?

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  6. meds

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  7. medication for HFA

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  8. sertraline

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  9. chloral hydrate

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  10. found this

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  11. Strattera

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  12. clonodine

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  13. Treatment for ADD/ADHD

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  14. help

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  15. son might have ADD

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  18. Risperidone

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  19. cant see the point

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  20. stattera

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  21. Switch to Prozac?

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  22. back on ritalin

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  23. Risperdol

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  26. too much medication?

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  27. Melatonin again

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