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How can acute depression, anxiety disorder and IBS be treated?

my dauther is 16 is on 150mg of zoloft and .5 mg ativan 3 times a day. she is now having bad depression can not sleep she has an anixity disorder and IBS was getting better but now has been very depressed 3 months. As a mom what else can I do. Also has bad dreams but can not remember them so does not want to sleep. Thank you
Wed, 18 Feb 2015
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Hello thanks for asking from HCM for your health related queries

She is suffering from depression, anxiety disorder and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and is on Sertraline 150 mg per day and 0.5 mg Lorazepam. With medicines her IBS symptoms are under control but anxiety and depression are still persisting. As per my opinion she is on medicines since last 3 months so you can discuss with her psychiatrist to add some other antidepressant as augmentation drug for her persisting symptoms. Medicines like Bupropion, Lithium can be used as supplementary drugs for her resistant symptoms.

Apart from this cognitive therapy will also help her in controlling the symptoms of depression. Visit her psychiatrist for treatment of her resistant depression.

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