My 12 year old son was hospitalized in late October for severe depression. He was suicidal and violent at the time he was admitted. He appears to have rapid "cycles". The doctor said he was too young to diagnosis as Bi-polar. I very reluctantly allow him to be put on medication. It's been two months I can see very little changes in his behavior. My son has been in therapy since he was 7. I very, VERY frustrated with the traditional approach to treating him. It isn't working. I'm going to wean him off the meds and I wanted to know if anyone is aware of a more holistic approach to treating mental illness? I'm open to any other suggestions as well. I'm living a parent's worst nightmare fighting for my son's life.
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